Local Business

Durango Sits Plumb Supporting Local Business


Ever since being a part of the Durango community I’ve grown to understand more every day about what it takes to run a successful local business. Durango is one of the best cities to take part in that supports local communities and isn’t entirely run out by big corporations, Here at Tour of Durango (TOD) we highly believe in partnering with businesses to enhance the probability that it will help everyone get what they deserve out of their hard work. It is a timely community with lots of history, so it’s important to many folks to keep that town character.


One free service we provide is connecting you with people or services that you need the most. Sometimes it can be extremely difficult to find trustworthy workers or professionals to do the job RIGHT. We like to supply a lethal group of businesses that we believe in whole heartedly. This way, our community has more value and a greater chance at finding the right person for a job! This is completely free and if you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to add to the joyful experience that is Durango, CO.

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Are you a new or upcoming business who wants more exposure and opportunity? Maybe you’re a growing business that wants to hop over a dreadful plateau. Maybe you just want to 10x your life and success. If you have any interest in some exposure within our organization it is a service we provide. Please reach out with your details and we can set up a time to talk logistics and additional information.

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Plumbing Durango – Our Plumbers

Plumber Durango has an over-the-top deliverance of service. There is a reason they have made it on this page with us. Time and time again they continue to show their loyalty and effort within the community, even amongst the worst and most inconvenient times. Be sure to check out their top-professionals if you have any trouble in their field.

Catch up on our Activity Guide in the mean time!

Until then we can’t wait to see more businesses pouring in. Hoping to create not only a community but an ecosystem here at is a goal so important that it is our business tagline.

I’d like to end on this note and offer any members of the community the opportunity to reach out to connect through our website if you would like to get involved in any way possible. Anything counts!

Looking forward to building this as one! The same way I was taught as a young boy in the community way back in the day. Family and many other important essences of life have slowly rocked away from us, but I don’t intend on letting that stop me from being a part of a loving humanity. Durango has treated me well over the years, and it’s my only and best way to give back to her. Be sure and keep you eyes open for upcoming announcements where you’ll be at the Mecca of everything important for Durango.


New Santa Rita Water Reclamation Sewage Facility in Durango

The Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility

The Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility is finally completed to send cleaner water into the Animas River. The project is running $64.2 million. For the funds required to begin construction on the plant, Durango City Council raises utility rates to pay for this need. Water quality standards were the main reason behind this new pricey project. The new standards call for more nitrogen and phosphorous to be taken out of the water before it reaches circulation to the river. This will enable wildlife to have a greater supply of oxygen due to algae blooms being non-existent. It is a huge overall upgrade for the city because they will not be prevented from getting building permits in the future; If they do not meet specific state guidelines.


The location of the new plant will, of course, be in Santa Rita Park. Adjacent to be exact. This was among 5 sites being examined for possible building costs. The primary reason that the plant was placed here is because of the increased cost that would come with building it in the next best place. It would enact the city to have to spend 19 million more dollars if they wanted the plant to be in a less obstructive place. There is controversy over this subject, but who wants that much tax money deliberately dumped on a location. This isn’t prime living real estate.

Olfactory & Time Issues

On top of that, the city has dedicated six million dollars to smell technology. This will ensure that the oddball location of the plant does not intrude on everyday life more than it must. Using air capturing techniques, the air is cleaned before expelling out of the system. Leaving the public park and beautiful riverside virtually smell free. The city could save thirteen million dollars by sacrificing location and patching up remaining problems with buyable technology. A smart move.

Despite the extended length of this project the Dewberry Engineers who were granted the bid and design privilege; did an excellent job with construction. Things were done correctly and constant updates were being posted to the public informing in almost step by step increments.

Most projects that get delayed heavily aren’t for the best reasons. Most times it can come to the fault of the contractors or corporation hired for the job. In this case, the timeline extension as a result of additional contingencies. Contingencies which would allow for a more durable, long-lasting, piece of facility that will stand exponentially longer than if it had not had the late-requested changes.

The Future of Santa Rita’s Home in Durango

This facility is quite massive while maintaining a very low profile the park will be able to co-exist in its current location. The best part is this following year there are talks about having additional funding to renovate the recreational area within the park. Plus no water leaks!

Whats next?

To recap, The Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility in Durango has come a long way with multiple roadblocks standing in the way. It was very impressive they could execute such a large-scale operation in such a functional way. Even in the event of multiple city-ordered change orders increasing the budget to an eventual 68 million. This project shows great ambition and force behind the goals set forth for it. Not only will it benefit us, civilians, with further opportunities to live in a growing infrastructural sound community, but more importantly for the wildlife. A great character has been showing with the implementation of this water reclamation facility.

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