The South Platte Water Renewal Partners (SPWRP) facility revealed Colorado’s very first Gas Recovery Facility and Pipeline Injection Project to the public, on October 31, 2019. This new system recovers methane gas that is formed during the wastewater treatment process and cleans it, so it can be directly injected into Xcel Energy’s natural gas pipeline.
SPWRP aims to improve local air quality in our community with these efforts. The methane gas, which was once flared into the atmosphere, is now contributing towards reducing the local carbon footprint by 5,000 metric tons of CO2 per year, which is enough to drive 13.5 million miles in a single car. An additional benefit of the gas recovery facility is the generation of revenue for the Cities of Littleton and Englewood, by selling the recaptured gas to Xcel Energy.
“The Pipeline Injection Project is a unique approach in innovation that will benefit the environment, our customers, and our facility. We are beyond excited to share this pioneering accomplishment with our communities,” said SPWRP Director, Pieter Van Ry.
The South Platte Water Renewal Partners (SPWRP) facility is the third largest water renewal facility in Colorado. SPWRP is co-owned by the Cities of Littleton and Englewood and serves over 300,000 customers daily by cleaning 20 million gallons of wastewater per day.
SPWRP helps the South Platte communities thrive by renewing water to support recreation, agriculture and wildlife. It protects the environment by treating waste in the water and recovering vital resources during the process. Free facility tours are available Monday through Friday. For more information, visit SPWRP’s website
According to a new study conducted by Commercial Café Littleton is first on the list for “Top 10 Best Commuter Towns Near Denver”. Cities were ranked based on commute time, school ratings, housing value and crime rate. The study shows that 83% of workers drive to work so the metrics emphasize the importance of a short commute time where drivers spend a minimum of 23 minutes on average commuting to work.
Read the full methodology here
The Littleton Post office is celebrating 80 years serving Littleton at its 5753 S. Prince Street location with the designation on two historic registers. Celebrations took place on November 9, 2019, where Historic Littleton Inc., the United States Postal Service, the Historic Preservation Board, and the City of Littleton celebrated the designation of the Littleton Post Office on the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties.
The designation of the building to the National Register contributes significantly to the character of Downtown Littleton’s historic district. This multi-year project began in 2016 with listing finally occurring in April of 2019. The celebration included the dedication of the National Register plaque on the building, speakers, and behind-the-scenes tours of the postal operations.
With an increase in Energy Star certifications across most major markets, office buildings are greener than ever. According to a recent article in Commercial Property Executive citing a CRBE report, 42.2% of nearly 3.7 billion square feet of office space in the 30 largest U.S office markets are green certified. The Denver comes in at number 8. Read the full report here for the CBRE U.S. Green Building Adoption Index for Office Buildings 2019.
Do you have an idea for a startup or are you running a startup and you just need to connect to the right people to help grow its potential? Smart Cities Connect could be the conference for you! This April, at the 7th annual Smart Cities Startup Challenge, you can pitch your startup in front of deal makers that include corporate scouts, national labs, cities, and private service providers. Don’t miss your chance at stage time. Read the challenge criteria and sign up today!
Startup submissions are due January 17. The challenge will take place at Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo at the Colorado Convention Center on April 6-9, 2020. Submit your idea and register for the conference at https://spring.smartcitiesconnect.org/
The Friends of the Library and Museum and the Littleton Museum present Holiday’s Evening on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 5:30 pm-8 pm
The gentle glow of the luminaries and the crackle of bonfires will call out to you as you wander the grounds. Children can visit with Santa or take the family on a wagon ride through the farm. Enjoy refreshments and music reminiscent of times gone by as costumed interpreters will bring the past alive in the historic buildings and farmyards. December evenings can be crisp and Holiday’s Evening is an all-outdoor event, so please dress warmly to enjoy all the outdoor festivities!
Tickets for FOLM Members went on sale on Saturday, November 16, 2019
Adults: $7 each; children ages 2-16: $3 each
Cash or check only
Tickets for the general public are on sale starting Saturday, November 23, 2019
Adults: $10 each; children ages 2-16: $4 each
Cash or check only
For more information call the Littleton Museum at 303-795-3950.
After receiving the top grade this past spring; Centura Health – Littleton Adventist Hospital is A-rated in Colorado once again. The Leapfrog Group report for the fall of 2019 lists 39 hospitals throughout the state who received scores based on factors such as patient safety in terms of infections, surgeries and accidents, as well as performance of doctors, nurses and staff. Littleton Adventist Hospital was 1 of 14 hospitals within the state who received an A grade. Review information about the Hospital Safety Grades on The Leapfrog Group website and here to find out how your hospital was rated.
With the popularity of food and vendor trucks, the City of Littleton is introducing a pilot program to provide information and facilitate the registration and management of these businesses. Beginning November 15, 2019, all food and vendor truck owners must file a new application with the City of Littleton, regardless of previous registrations. This application is required in addition to a City of Littleton business or special event license.
Food truck owners will be responsible for resubmitting an application annually. Renewals are due by January 31 each year. Registrations received November 15 through December 31, 2019, will not require a new registration until January 31, 2021. For details, please read this brochure. We welcome feedback from vendors, business and property owners, and citizens.