From the Vail Daily (Lauren Glendenning):
In Eagle County, many municipalities provide their own water supplies to their citizens, and the county’s largest suppliers — the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District and the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority — are reporting high marks in their recently released 2010 consumer confidence reports. “Managing the public water system is about protecting public health,” Eagle River Water and Sanitation District Water Division Manager Todd Fessenden said. “It’s important to inform people about their water supply.”[…]
The consumer confidence reports are required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and they show lists of the various contaminants found in local water supplies. Each public water supplier is required by law to produce the annual reports — something the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates bottled water, does not require of the bottled water industry. The contaminants shown in the reports are the contaminants that were detected in that water supply during thousands of water quality tests that are performed over the course of any year. Even the cleanest of water supplies will show some levels of some contaminants. “The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk,” the 2010 Water District report says…
The Eagle River Water and Sanitation District and Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority reports are available online at http://www.erwsd.org/quality/drinking-water-quality.
The town of Eagle’s report is available at http://www.townofeagle.org, under “news and information.”
The town of Minturn’s report is available at http://www.minturn.org.
The town of Gypsum’s report is available at http://www.townofgypsum.com, under “document center.”
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