Water Quality

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Water GlassFountain Utilities began introducing treated groundwater into its drinking water system on June 18, 2018.

Results from a laboratory test dated June 1, 2018 confirm that PFCs have been removed to non-detectable levels in Fountain’s Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) filtered groundwater supply.  Non-detectable levels are less than 2.5 parts per trillion, well below the Environmental Protection Agency’s current Health Advisory Limit of 70 parts per trillion.

WATER QUALITY REPORT


The City of Fountain delivers approximately 5 million gallons of water per day to its customers. Water quality is monitored daily and samples are examined numerous times throughout the year to test water quality and contaminant levels. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Safe Drinking Water Act mandates that all water providers meet water standards established by Federal and State agencies.

Fountain publishes an annual Water Quality/Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) in conjunction with posting at several public locations regarding water monitoring results per requirements established by the EPA. This report is designed to educate Fountain's residents about the quality of water and services being provided. The Report lists various tests completed by the Water Department related to contaminants, micro-biological contaminants, organic contaminants, non-regulated substances, and Fluoride.

Each year the report is published for the previous year in order to show yearly totals (i.e. 2017 data is produced and circulated to the public before July 2018).

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY


EPA has established health advisories for PFCs based on the agency’s assessment of the latest peer-reviewed science to provide drinking water system operators, and state, tribal and local officials who have the primary responsibility for overseeing these systems, with information on the health risks of these chemicals, so they can take the appropriate actions to protect their residents. The EPA has established the health advisory levels at 70 parts per trillion. 


Visit the EPA's website, Drinking Water Health Advisories for PFOA and PFOS, to locate more information.

NATIONAL CONTAMINANT OCCURRENCE DATABASE


The National Contaminant Occurrence Database (NCOD) describes water sample analytical data that EPA is currently using and has used in the past for analysis, rule-making, and rule evaluation. The data have been checked for data quality and analyzed for national representativeness. 


Visit the EPA's website, National Contaminant Occurrence Database, to locate more information. 

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment




The Colorado Department of Health & Public Health & Environment provides the latest information specifically related to the Perfluorinated Compounds discovered in the Widefield Aquifer. 


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