South Adams County Water and Sanitation District tests revealed elevated PFCs
Drinking-water well tests in north metro Denver have detected perfluorinated chemicals contamination at levels up to 32 times higher than a federal health advisory limit, forcing utility officials to dilute the tainted supply before it reaches people.
South Adams County Water and Sanitation District officials in early July conducted the tests and detected the perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, in 24 samples drawn from 12 municipal wells along Quebec Parkway near Interstate 270 — wells that feed up to 2,000 gallons a minute into district supplies for 50,000 residents across 65 square miles. This is the first time PFCs — known to have contaminated water south of Colorado Springs — have been detected in municipal wells in metro Denver.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment officials on Thursday issued a notice but provided few details, saying the test data was proprietary and that state experts were not available. The Denver Post confirmed the contamination in talks with South Adams County Water and Tri-County Health Department officials. “These were municipal supply wells.
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