The East River Water Treatment Plant is located north of the ski area, taking advantage of two gravity flow sources. The main source is surface water pumped up from the East River. Once pumped to storage, the treated water is distributed to our many residential and commercial customers throughout Mt. Crested Butte. Pump Stations supply needed pressure to two of the upper subdivisions.
Despite being built in 1985, the Treatment plant continues to produce excellent water due to a continuing program of upgrading equipment, testing procedures, software and staff skills.