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Colorado Senator Michael Bennet Meets with Local Water Officials

CDPHE Announces $25 million Allocated For Local Water Issues

 

Karen AuBuchon Johnson

Participants pictured from the left are, El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez, Widefield Water Manager Brandon Bernard, Senator Michael Bennet, Security Water District Manager Roy Heald, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Official Tracie White, Fountain Water Department Superintendent Mike Fink and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Official Trisha Oeth.

Local water department and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment officials met with Colorado State Senator Michael Bennet last Wednesday at the Security Water and Sanitation Department. The discussion centered on the underground water contamination that resulted from the use of firefighting foam, that contained PFAS, used for training exercises and to fight fires at Peterson Air Force Base. The PFAS, a class of chemicals widely used in industrial and commercial applications since the 1950s, seeped into the underground aquifer, flowing to the Fountain Valley area contaminating...



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