Widefield aquifer: Perfluorinated compounds shut down operations at Venetucci Farm

Widefield aquifer via the Colorado Water Institute.

From KRDO.com (Colleen Sikora):

A majority of the Venetucci Farm revenue came from leasing wells on the property to Security Water Sanitation District.

But that lease has ended, because of perfluorinated compounds have contaminated the water in Security-Widefield.

“There’s a water remediation plan that needs to come together and we’ve decided we can be part of that solution because the wells to provide drinking water for those communities,” Sam Clark with Pikes Peak Community Foundation, which owns Venetucci Farms, said. “This is essentially kind of an agreement to row together over the next couple of years working on a solution… The consequence of that is we have to make some staff changes and change some of our operations in 2018 and until the remediation plan for the water is implemented.”


“This farm is one of the many casualties of this water contamination,” [Susan] Gordon said.

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