Source Monitoring Determines Water Quality Remains Safe
No Negative Impact from Oil & Gas Operations Detected
8/23/2012 – In February of this year, the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of multi-parameter source water monitoring equipment as part of efforts to address the public’s concern that chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process could potentially come in contact with Erie's drinking water. Since May, Water Treatment staff has sampled and recorded data at the Lynn R. Morgan Water Treatment Facility, Erie Reservoir, Prince Reservoir, Thomas Reservoir, South Boulder Canyon Ditch and the Canyon Creek drainage basin which is close to the oil & gas well site near Red Hawk Elementary. To date all test results from all sites have come back negative. Specifically, chemicals related to oil & gas operations have not been detected at any of these testing sites. The Town will continue source water monitoring on a regular basis.
Each year, the Town of Erie provides its water customers with the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). The CCR is designed to provide our customers with information about the quality water and services the Town delivers on a daily basis. Our constant goal is to provide a high quality supply of drinking water at all times. The Town’s operators perform thousands of water tests each year to ensure quality drinking water. The Town also monitors drinking water according to federal and state drinking water standards. Erie Continues to meet increasingly high water quality standards in a cost-effective manner for its citizens.
Our Water Sources:
Groundwater is not a component of the Town’s drinking water supply. The Town of Erie’s primary source of water is the Colorado - Big Thompson Project (C-BT), which originates on the western slope and is delivered via a pipeline from Carter Lake in Berthoud to our Lynn R. Morgan Water Treatment Facility in Erie. C-BT water is also delivered via pipeline to our reservoirs for storage in Erie Reservoir, Prince Reservoir or Thomas Reservoir. We also fill our reservoirs via the South Boulder Canyon Ditch which originates from Gross Reservoir in Boulder. Pipelines carry water from our reservoirs directly to our Water Treatment Facility.
View: Town of Erie Water Quality and Consumer Confidence Report