Water quality

 Water quality

We announced Aug. 1, 2020, Pikeview Reservoir tested positive for blue-green algae. While the reservoir is still safe for fishing, humans and pets are prohibited from entering the water until further notice.  Anglers are directed to thoroughly clean fish and discard guts.

Pikeview has been removed as a source for drinking water until the reservoir is determined to be clear of the algae. There are no concerns about this affecting water supply for the community.

Drinking water continues to be safe for Colorado Springs. According to the World Health Organization(WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and American Water Works Association (AWWA), coronavirus is not transmitted through drinking water. The disinfection systems at our treatment plants are equipped to stop viruses from contaminating drinking water and wastewater.

glass of waterWe’re fortunate to have one of the finest sources of drinking water in the nation…the Rocky Mountains. Most of our water comes directly from high country snowmelt, which means we are primarily first-time users of the water.

We take water quality very seriously. Our laboratory is state certified with state-of-the art instrumentation. In support of regulatory compliance, we operate 365 days a year, collecting and analyzing more than 12,000 samples annually. In addition to sample collection and analysis, our lab monitors water distribution infrastructure, post chlorination stations, online water quality instrumentation, mainline disinfection and answers customer questions about water quality.

Our laboratory staff monitors your drinking water for quality, conducting 400 tests per month. We know that each time you turn on your tap, the quality is what matters most. And nothing is more important than your health.

Our annual water quality report is prepared and distributed to customers in accordance with federal and state regulations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, and more importantly, because we feel our customers have the right to know the quality of their drinking water.

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