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The City of Fountain receives its water supply from surface water stored in Pueblo Reservoir (approximately 70%), and groundwater from four city-owned wells (approximately 30%), located in downtown Fountain.  In October 2015, the City of Fountain shut down its four City-owned wells when Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) were discovered. At that time, the City provided water to the community sourced solely from Pueblo Reservoir, where no PFAS are detected.

 

In June 2018, the City of Fountain began treating groundwater from two of its City-owned wells with the Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) treatment units provided by the United States Air Force. GAC is a proven, effective, treatment method for removing PFAS.  Fountain continues to operate only two of its groundwater wells utilizing the GAC treatment units and is committed to ensuring that water entering into its drinking water system tests at non-detectable levels (less than 2 parts per trillion). 

 

The City of Fountain is collaborating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the design and planned construction of a comprehensive groundwater treatment plant. This plant will connect the existing GAC treated well systems, and the two currently inoperable wells, ensuring that all of Fountain's groundwater sources will be effectively treated long-term and continue to provide safe, treated drinking water to residents and businesses. Construction for this treatment plant is expected to begin later this year at Aga Park in downtown Fountain.