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State tests reveal contaminated drinking water

Last week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) released extensive water testing data which demonstrate widespread occurrence of toxic "forever... — Updated 7/1/2020


Coalition to meet Thursday

We will have our monthly meeting online June 18 at 6:30 p.m. To register please go to our Facebook page ( and events tab for this information. Some technical... — Updated 6/17/2020


Fountain Valley Water Coalition Update: Dark Waters

Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition is excited to announce a FREE streaming of the movie "Dark Waters" will begin soon, and the panel discussion is set for May 21 from 7-8 p.m.... — Updated 5/13/2020


Local study of residents on hold due to COVID-19

Editor's Note: Participants in a study of Fountain Valley residents to determine the effects of contaminated water on individuals' health has been postponed. The following letter... — Updated 4/15/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update: USAFA contamination data released

Those of you who attend our monthly meetings know of the work I have continued to do for not only our community but also communities across the county and our state contaminated... — Updated 3/18/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update: HB 1119 PFAS bill passed Monday

Great News! House Bill 1119 passed the Energy and Environment Committee on Monday afternoon and is now waiting on finance review. Several amendments were taken out of the bill late... — Updated 3/11/2020


Our bodies are not disposal systems

The second committee hearing for House Bill 1119 concerning PFAS regulation has been pushed back again due to partisan disagreements and vocal objections from airports and a few... — Updated 3/4/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition: Trip to the Co School of Mines

The evening of Jan. 29 many members of our Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition traveled together by bus to School of Mines to listen to Rob Bilott and others discuss... — Updated 2/19/2020


PFAS in artificial turf, everywhere

In October of 2019 many of us may have read about PFAS in artificial turf and didn't think much more after that because we rarely, if at all come in contact with it. As I am... — Updated 2/5/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

State legislation to watch This week I'd like to give a brief explanation of upcoming state legislation concerning our PFAS / PFHxS contamination. As this new Bill passes along,... — Updated 1/29/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Sierra Club - Colorado Jimmy Allen, Sonya Lunder, Liz Rosenbaum, Fran Silva-Blayney 2019 Campaign of the Year Award Outstanding Team Achievement Chapter Level - PFAS As a member of... — Updated 1/22/2020


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We have had a year of many successes: Please go to our Facebook page to read all of the additional information and links: 1. HB 1279 legislation:... — Updated 12/31/2019


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Our meeting last week had a very large turn out, and I'd like to thank our VFW community for welcoming us into their space. Dr. Chris Rey is the director of the ATSDR (Agency of... — Updated 12/24/2019


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Hopefully many of you have already seen the incredible movie "Dark Waters" in theaters, and perhaps you want to see it again like I do! Attorney Rob Billot was a guest speaker for... — Updated 12/11/2019


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

I'd like to start off with being thankful for our unified community members who are making such a positive and significant change to not only our home but also across the U.S.... — Updated 12/4/2019


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

First things first, here are the basics: PFAS = approximately 5,000 different chemicals PFOA = Teflon PFOS = Scotchgard PFHxS = toxic firefighting foam PFHxS contains trace amounts... — Updated 11/27/2019


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

The next three meetings are going to be the ones you all will want to attend so you can gear up for our five-year health study by the ATSDR (Agency of Toxic Substances and Disease... — Updated 11/20/2019


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

The last few weeks there really hasn't been much information to share about upcoming events or movement in relation to new developments for our coalition. So, I'd like to start off... — Updated 11/6/2019


We Have The Capacity To Do Great Things! 

FVCWC for updates  [email protected]  The last two weeks I have spent time traveling through South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida for a family vacation with our grown up kids. The water we drank in... — Updated 10/9/2019


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

PFAS Narrative Policy Work Group, CDPHE State Health Department is Developing an Action Plan for PFAS Contact: [email protected] The Colorado... — Updated 9/25/2019


Water Coalition Update

New Location for our Meetings, Guest Speaker will be David McDivitt Our coalition has grown and we are moving into a new meeting space! We are still sticking to the third Thursday... — Updated 9/11/2019


Another Contamination in El Paso Countyand New Meeting Location

See Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition FVCWC for updates Another community in Colorado has been identified as being extremely contaminated by the same PFAS... — Updated 9/3/2019


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Visit for updates This week I'd like to talk about how PFAS (toxic firefighting foam) has affected our children who were very young during the contamination... — Updated 8/21/2019


Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition Update

Topic: Exposure Assessments by the CDC and ATSDR Will be Next Year, Our Next Meeting is Tomorrow Night by Liz Rosenbaum Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition FVCWC... — Updated 8/15/2019


Will the Chemical Manufacturers Ever be Held Accountable?

Earlier this year Mark Favors from New York, formerly from our community and a coalition member, was called to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, subcommittee... — Updated 7/31/2019


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