South Platte Water Renewal Partners and Xcel Energy Unveil Gas Recovery Facility to the Public

Colorado’s very first Gas Recovery Facility and Pipeline Injection Project was unveiled at the South Platte Water Renewal Partners (SPRRP) facility on October 31. This project will be used exclusively by SPWRP to inject the natural gas recovered from its wastewater treatment process, into Xcel Energy’s natural gas pipeline. In addition to reducing carbon emissions and improving local air quality, this innovative project will also generate revenue through renewable natural gas (RNG) credits. 


SPWRP, which is co-owned by the cities of Littleton and Englewood, has worked closely with Xcel Energy, Carrollo Engineers, J.R. Filanc Construction Company and Bluesource to produce this gas recovery facility that will reduce 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. 

Both the SPWRP and Xcel Energy aim to help customers reduce the overall carbon footprint of natural gas, while providing and maintaining a safe, reliable and affordable system to achieve these reduction goals. Both organizations hope that this project will be the first of many successful resource recovery pipelines established in Colorado in the future.

“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. 

For more information visit SPWRP’s website at