Byers is an unincorporated rural community in Arapahoe County, Colorado, approximately 50 miles east of Denver. Byers Water & Sanitation District provides drinking water to this area. The district operates five wells – each approximately 700 feet deep. Two wells are typically used in the winter and four in the summer. Annual water use averages 140,000 gallons per day for the district’s 500 active service connections.
Water is chlorinated using dry Contant Chlor® briquettes made into solution on site and injected prior to distribution. The district had been using a single-pass erosion feed system to generate hypochlorite solution, but this unit became maintenance intensive and problematic.