There’s a new study that’ll be happening in the North Fork area. The Western Slope Conservation Center and University of Colorado Boulder are teaming up to test water wells.
The collaboration is looking for drinking well owners who would like to participate in the tests. The first round of testing is planned for September 20th and 21st.
Some Paonia residents recently received a letter from the town with a header that read (in all caps and red text): “Important information about your drinking water.”
The letter explains that part of the town’s water supply isn’t meeting some treatment requirements. But according to Mayor Neal Schwieterman, the water’s still safe, and residents don’t need to worry.
We spoke with Schwieterman about what exactly this letter means, and why it was sent in the first place.
Water has always been a source of conflict in the arid West, but in recent years the conflict between agriculture and growing cities has escalated as both entities compete for this limited resource.