Water Quality


The City of Fountain receives its watersupply from surface water stored in Pueblo Reservoir and ground water from four (4) city-owned wells, located in downtown Fountain. The water industry is highly-regulated and requires routine testing and sampling of water sources and distribution points to ensure Fountain routinely tests its water at every source: wells; connections to other water systems; connections to the Fountain Valley Authority (the treatment plant that treats the water delivered from the Pueblo Reservoir); and throughout its water distribution system. Water samples are obtained by Colorado State Certified Water Operators according to standard sampling protocols and tested by certified laboratories. safe drinking water is delivered to the communities it serves.


In October 2015, the City of Fountain shut down its wells when Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) were discovered. During that time, the city provided water to the community sourced solely from Pueblo Reservoir, where PFAS is not detected.

In June 2018, the City of Fountain began treating groundwater 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 these 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.

The facility will connect the existing GAC treated well systems and two (currently) inoperable wells to a new treatment system to continue providing safe, treated drinking water to residents and businesses.