National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

The Evergreen Metropolitan District Wastewater Treatment Plant in Evergreen Colorado was awarded a 50-year Institutional Length-of-Service Award for 50 years of continued dedicated service to the National Weather Service as part of the Cooperative Observer Program. The wastewater treatment plant has been diligently collecting daily observations of weather conditions that include maximum and minimum temperature, precipitation, snowfall, and snow depth. The data are reported back to the NWS and are used in our daily forecasts as well as being archived as part of the climatological record.  Pictured from left to right are Jim Kalina, Observing Program Leader NWS Boulder CO, Dave Lighthart, General Manager, Kevin Johnson, Wastewater Plant Manager, and Greg Hanson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist NWS Boulder, CO.Additional employees not pictured also help with making weather observations.

Evergreen Water Treatment recognized with 50 Year Institutional Award