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Robert W. Hite Treatment Facility

Proudly Presents

The
2013 Platinum and Gold
Award Winners


For 100 Percent Compliance with Industrial Pretreatment Requirements
and
a Dedicated Commitment to
Environmental Excellence

April 23, 2014
Denver, Colorado


GOLD AWARD WINNER
SIXTEENTH-TIME WINNER

Ball Metal Beverage Container Corp
Carol Collins, Complex General Manager
Mark Middleton, Plant Manager
John Munsch, Corporate Environmental Engineer
Holly Hodnik, Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor
Joel Raths, Chemical Process Superintendent
Devin Ranson, Chief Chemical Process Maintainer
Steve Brame, Chemical Process Maintainer

Ball Metal Beverage Container Corp., located at 4525 Indiana Street, Golden, Colorado, is in the North Table Mountain Water and Sanitation District. The facility employs 310 dedicated employees producing containers for the beverage industry. This facility, which was the first of Ball's metal beverage container plants, started operations in 1962 as Jeffco Manufacturing Company.

Today, Ball Corporation is the largest producer of beverage cans in the world and has its corporate office in Broomfield, Colorado. The Ball Golden team has over 5,270 years of experience with Ball Corporation.

Ball has four can manufacturing lines and uses aluminum coil stock to produce high quality 8- and 12-ounce specialty sleek cans, 12- and 24-ounce cans, and 16-ounce aluminum bottles. The plant also manufactures ends on three state-of-the-art end modules. Aluminum cans are printed at speeds reaching 1,800 cans per minute per line. Ends are produced at speeds of up to 3,000 per minute for each press and 9,000 ends per minute for each end module.

Ball's pollution prevention and waste minimization efforts include: installation of a regenerative thermal oxidizer to destroy organic compound emissions; reusing pallets, top frames and chipboard; and recycling coil pallets, coil cores, drums, aluminum, steel, copper, paper, wood products, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, solvents, and oils.

Ball uses its wastewater treatment sludge within the composting industry. This has eliminated over 1,000,000 pounds of waste that would have otherwise been sent to landfills every year. Ball Golden has strived to become landfill-free, and started 2014 with its first "zero" landfill month.

The facility is presently a member of "Climate Leaders Program," the "Colorado Environmental Leadership Program," and OSHA's "VPP Program." This is Ball Metal's sixteenth Gold Award (1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009,2010,2011 , 2013) since 1992, including one Platinum Award (2001 ).


HISTORY

The following is taken from:
HISTORY OF THE NORTH TABLE MOUNTAIN WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT
(edited for publishing to this web site.)

FORMATION OF THE DISTRICT

A group of interested parties associated with the Broadview Protective Association had several meetings in 1958 in regard to the formation of a new or expanded water district to provide water service to the area. Valley Water District, at that time, had approximately 500 taps and initially, annexation to that District was a consideration. Subsequently, after further review, the intent was to form a new special district called the North Table Mountain Water and Sanitation District.

Petitions were circulated outlining the proposed water supply and distribution system, the estimated cost of $600,000 for improvements, and a legal description of the proposed District. Petitions were signed by the required number of electors and presented to the District Court for the First Judicial District, Jefferson County, Colorado. An Order of the Court was entered on October 6, 1958, setting the date of October 30, 1958 as the election date for the formation of the District and election of directors.

Election results were 163 ballots for the organization of the District and 103 ballots against the organization of the District. Elected as Directors were E.C. Peabody, J. Bernard Trainor, Warren C. Payne, Fred J Schiemann and Frank S. Crane Jr.. Based on the election results, the District Court issued an Order and Decree creating the District November 5, 1958.

A petition was filed with the District Court by the Board of Directors on December 8, 1966, requesting a hearing to modify the purposes, proposed facilities and cost estimates for the District. Hearing on the petition was held on January 5, 1967. The provision of complete sanitary sewage collection, transmission, treatment and disposal was added to the purposes and to the improvements and an estimated cost of $900,000 for the proposed sewer improvements. The Order and Decree was approved by the District Court on January 5, 1967.


1958 - 2008

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS, PAST AND PRESENT
NAME
YEARS IN
OFFICE
YEARS OF
SERVICE
E. C. Peabody
1958 - 1959
1
Fred Sheiman
1958 - 1962
4
Warren Payne
1958 - 1982
24
Frank Crane
1958 - 1970
12
Bernard Trainor
1958 - 1962
4
Glenn Barngrover
1959 - 1978
19
Ed Samsow
3/1962 - 8/1962
0
Charles Green
1962 - 1964
2
Malcolm Collier
1962 - 1968
6
Darrell Childerson
1964 - 1970
6
Arthur Ohanian
1968 - 1970
2
David Heimbecher
1970 - 1980
10
Gaby Neunzert
1970 - 1979
9
Polly Hearn
1978 - 1982
4
Judy Messoline
1980 - 1982
2
Curtis Stevenson
1982 - 1984
2
Marshal Privett
1970 - 1988
18
Daryl Burt
1979 - 1990
5
John Wade
1982 - 1987
5
Kathy Jensen
1982 - present
-
Richard Chilson
1984 - 1988
4
Michael G. Duncan
1987 - 2001
14
Paula Corbin
1988 - present
-
William Penney
1988 - 2003
15
William Karlin
1990 - 2014
24
Phil Wathier
2001 - 2013
12
Jamie Cribbs
2003 - 2007
4
Michael Ellis
2007 - 2009
3
Richard Miller
2010 - present
-
Jamie Miller
2013 - present
-
Ward Scharmer
2014 - present
-


WATER TREATMENT

North Table Mountain receives raw (untreated) water from Ralston Reservoir. The treatment process used is known as microsand ballasted flocculation / coagulation. This involves adding compounds to the raw water to initiate coagulation of suspended particles into groups called floc. Microsand is then added to increase the size and weight of the floc that will assist in removing the particles from the water. After settling, the floc and microsand are separated, the unwanted portion is removed and the microsand is reinserted back into the system. Additional pH adjustment and disinfection then completes this part of the treatment process.

Treatment 1

Treatment 2

The disinfection process is an on-site chlorine generated system. A brine solution is subjected to an electrical charge that creates chlorine and other oxidants. The chlorine is then applied to the water in sufficient quantity to achieve disinfection.

Treatment 3

The final stage in the treatment process is sending the water through filter beds containing anthracite, sand, and gravel to remove any remaining minute particles.

The treatment processes used by North Table Mountain ensures that the water is of the highest possible quality before being sent to our customers.

Treatment 4