Telluride: Pandora Water Treatment Plant Up and Running

Twenty years after the Pandora Water Treatment Plant was proposed by local officials concerned about long-term municipal water supply, the facility is up and running, generating clean water. The Pandora Water Treatment Plant valves were opened on October 24th and everything worked, Telluride Public Works Director Paul Ruud said.  “We’re quite pleased after 20-some years of working on it, we finally have a functional water plant.” The plant can produce one million gallons of water per day, and has the capacity to be expanded to double that if the need ever arises in the future. “It is our expectation that once the Pandora Water Plant comes online and is functioning as it is designed…we will basically be in a very good position with water for the foreseeable future, possibly the next 50 years,” Ruud said.