HOW IS OUR WASTEWATER TREATED?
Most homes in Algonquin Acres are on septic systems. The four most northen homes in Algonquin Acres and homes in the Valley Country Club Estates have sewer service through a contract with the Arapahoe County Water and Waste Water Authority (ACWWA). Sewer charges set by ACWWA and billed to the District on a master meter. See the Billing & Rates for more about charges.
SEPTIC TANK REGULATIONS AND CARE
WHAT TO NOT PUT DOWN THE DRAIN AT HOME
- NO food grease: Collect cooking oils, lard, meet fats, butter and dairy fats and throw them in the trash.
- Do not flush diaper wipes, wet-whips or personal hygene products down the toilet. These items will eventually clog your home lines causing potentially costly back-ups. They can also contribute to sewer system line clogs that can impact many homes and cause costly cleaning and repairs for the District. It is a myth that hot water, soaps or the dishwasher will “dissolve” grease into a harmless state.
- NO pharmaceuticals: There is growing concern about “emerging contaminates” in surface water and alluvial (shallow renewable) ground water supplies originating from pharmaceuticals both dumped down drains and from human/animal waste. If you have unused our outdated medicines, mix them with wet coffee grounds (a neutralizer and absorbent) in a secure non-leaking container/bag/jar and throw them in the trash. Landfills take precautionary steps to prevent waste from leaching into water supplies. Some pharmacies will take back unwanted pharmaceuticals for proper disposal.