Basalt verifies water quality |

Basalt verifies water quality

On Jan. 31, Basalt Elementary School hosted a science fair showcasing student exhibits, one of which included a water sample from a Basalt Elementary drinking fountain. This sample indicated that the water produced by the town of Basalt Water Department was lacking chlorine, and possibly contained bacteria.The town of Basalt is very concerned about water quality questions. After being alerted to this science project, it immediately dispatched a Basalt water technician certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, who collected chlorine residual and bacteriological samples at the same drinking fountain. The technician found sufficient levels of chlorine residual, and no bacteria, using state-approved testing methods and a state-certified laboratory.The town of Basalt regularly tests for bacteria among other contaminants. An annual Consumer Confidence Report is published, typically at the end of June. Copies of this report are available at the Basalt Town Hall and the Basalt Post Office. A water quality specialist is available to answer questions about your water and your water system at 927-9013.

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