The Town of Fraser, Grand County Water and Sanitation District #1, and Winter Park Ranch Water and Sanitation District all share in the ownership and operation of the Upper Fraser Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant. The joint treatment plant was constructed and brought on line in 2004 to serve the properties located inside the two Special Districts boundaries and the Town (previously the Fraser Sanitation District).
The Town of Fraser has assumed the role of Joint Facilities Manager and therefore, has assumed responsibility for management and operation of the Joint Facilities (the Upper Fraser Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant).
While the Town of Fraser is responsible for management and operations of the Upper Fraser Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant, oversight is provided by the Joint Facilities Oversight Committee (JFOC), comprised of members of the Board of Directors of each District and members of the Board of Trustees for the Town. The committee is not a separate political entity and each member serves at the pleasure of their respective political subdivision. The JFOC represents the three partners for the purposes of construction, expanding, operating, managing and maintaining the Joint Facilities for the benefit of the partners, and communicating with the Joint Facilities Manager.
The Upper Fraser Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant is permitted as an activated sludge facility with a hydraulic design capacity of two million gallons of wastewater per day (2.0 M.G.D.) and an organic capacity of 4,170lbs BOD5. The treatment process utilizes pretreatment, nitrification in dual activated sludge basins with clariflocculators followed by UV disinfection.
Grand County Water and Sanitation District #1
The Grand County Water & Sanitation District #1 boundary includes most of the town of Winter Park, except the area within Winter Park Resort. The District's Board of Directors meets monthly on the third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Town Hall board chambers, 50 Vasquez Road, Winter Park.
Winter Park Ranch Water and Sanitation District
The Winter Park Ranch Water & Sanitation District boundary primarily provides service to the area known as Winter Park Ranch. The District’s Board of Directors meets monthly on the third Tuesday at p.m. at the Winter Park Ranch Water and Sanitation District office, 601 Park Place, Fraser.