Air Force to help with water and filters

Air Force to help with water and filters

Air Force to buy water, help with filters for Colorado Towns
Posted on 05/01/2018

The U.S. military has agreed to spend more than $900,000 to buy water and take other steps for Colorado communities where wells were tainted by chemicals from nearby Peterson Air Force Base.

On Wednesday the Air Force will purchase clean drinking water and pay for operating and maintaining filter systems.

Compounds called PFCs were found in well water in three utility systems serving about 69,000 people in the city of Fountain and an unincorporated community called Security-Widefield.

PFCs have been linked to cancer and other problems, and levels found in the Colorado communities exceeded the federal government's recommended limits.

PFCs were a component of firefighting foam. The military confirmed in 2017 the chemicals found in the Colorado wells came from Peterson Air Force Base.

Original Article By AP, April 18, 2018