Drinking Water and Well Testing
Private wells provide water to nearly every Park County resident and business. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE https://www.summitcountyco.gov/552/drinking-water#_msocom_1 ) and the EPA both recommend sampling coliform bacteria and nitrates annually, or whenever a change of quality is observed, at a minimum.
Burland Ranchettes Community Well Testing Program
In July 2023, Park County, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) launched a PFAS water testing pilot program in the Burland Ranch area in Bailey.
If you are interested in receiving information and updates about this PFAS testing program, please fill our this Stay Informed Sign-Up Form. Sampling locations have been identified based on representative locations within the testing area and testing is scheduled to begin in early September. Results will be publicly reported and expected by mid-November. Stay tuned!
What is PFAS?
Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a group of manmade chemicals that have been manufactured in a variety of industries around the globe. Exposure to levels of PFAS above health advisory guidelines has been linked to health problems including liver damage, thyroid disease, decreased fertility, lower birth weight, asthma, high blood pressure, and cancer. Some PFAS persist in the environment, and people can be exposed to these chemicals through air, indoor dust, food, drinking water, and various consumer products.
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