For nearly 40 years, the Snake River Water District has worked to reliably provide clean, quality drinking water and fire protection to the Keystone valley 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The District manages, operates, and maintains 8 wells, 2 water treatment plants, 4 storage tanks, 1 pump station, and approximately 30 miles of distribution pipe that provide drinking water and fire protection to thousands of residents, businesses, and visitors each year.
SRWD Responds to EPA PFAS Monitoring Data
As the EPA’s report indicates, PFAS have been detected in the Snake River Water District’s water supply. It is important to understand there is not an immediate public health risk related to drinking tap water from Snake River Water District. These chemicals are not currently regulated by the EPA, but some are included in proposed regulations along with the potential for others in the future. Snake River Water District is not in a unique position, as unfortunately PFAS are being found in water supplies across the country as sampling efforts continue. In response to the data, we are taking action by completing additional testing to confirm the results, evaluating removal methods, and monitoring regulatory developments as the EPA continues to gather data about PFAS.
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View Our Drinking Water Quality Report
Snake River Water District is proud to share our 2023 Drinking Water Quality Report for the calendar year 2022. For over 40 years, SRWD has provided plentiful, safe drinking water to residents and visitors alike.
Please be advised that this Drinking Water Quality Report will not be mailed to individual property owners. In addition to being posted here on our website, a copy will be published in the Summit Daily Journal on June 23, 2023, a copy is posted at the Snake River Water District’s offices, and we will send a copy to an owner upon request.
For more information regarding the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Drinking Water Quality, and Consumer Information, and Compliance, please visit the CDPHE’s website drinking water pages.
Future of Snake River Water District
Population growth, changing regulations, and aging infrastructure are continual challenges for providing drinking water to our region. The District is committed to being proactive to address these issues and provide reliable, uninterrupted service to our customers.
The District recently completed a Water System Master Plan to provide guidance and prioritization of short term and long term projects to meet challenges over the next ten years. As a follow up, the District completed financial analysis to chart a course on funding options for improvements.