In February of 2012, 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 and gas well site near Red Hawk Elementary.
To date all test results from all sites have come back negative. Specifically, chemicals related to oil and gas operations have not been detected at any of these testing sites. The Town will continue source water monitoring on a regular basis.