14 | ROCKY MOUNTAIN WATER JANUARY 2019
MANY ROCKY MOUNTAIN AREA UTILITIES
are taking advantage of new, more accurate
tools to inspect their most vital aging collection
and distribution systems with ease. The Metropolitan
Wastewater Reclamation District (MWRD), the largest
wastewater district in the Rocky Mountain West, is one
of the most recent utilities to add a handful of helpful,
innovative technologies to its toolbox.
The MWRD was formed in 1961, commissioned in 1966,
and currently serves about two million people who live and
work within the 715-square-mile service area, composed of
Denver, Arvada, Aurora, Brighton, Lakewood, Thornton, and
Methods to the
By Ben Ruder and
Elton DeSouza, P.E.
The tool used to deploy pipe inspecting electromagnetic technology being transported to its insertion point within the Metropolitan Wastewater Reclamation District.
Photo courtesy Brown and Caldwell.