Denver Water's Northwater Treatment Plant

CMAA Colorado Chapter Meeting for April 1, 2021

Location: Zoom (call-in details provided 24 hours before the event)

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Presentation: Denver Water's Northwater Treatment Plant


Join Denver Water Project Manager Peter McCormick as he discusses construction of the $520 million Northwater Treatment Plant (NTP), which is Denver Water's largest capital project to date. 

The state-of-the-art drinking water facility is on a 183-acre site next to Ralston Reservoir, north of Golden in Jefferson County. NTP will be capable of treating up to 75 million gallons of water a day when it is operational in 2024. The new facility provides critical updates to Denver Water’s North System that is reaching the end of its lifespan, including improvements to the Moffat Treatment Plant in Lakewood to convey flow from NTP to Denver Water’s distribution system. The upgraded system will be safer, more resilient, and adaptable to changing demands in the future. 




Peter McCormick, PE, PMP has managed planning, procurement, design, and construction of the new plant.

Prior to his work on NTP, Peter was a Treatment Engineer for Denver Water, responsible for treatment plant design and construction support spanning a variety of projects. He oversees all project development and delivery functions, including consultant and construction contracts, and manages resulting claims and liabilities. Prior to joining Denver Water 13 years ago, Peter worked for a general contractor, providing him with a unique perspective on both design and construction. 

Peter is originally from upstate New York, where he attended Syracuse University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering.  After moving to Colorado, he earned a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from CU Boulder. Peter is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado and a certified Project Management Professional.

Denver Water's Northwater Treatment Plant


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