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2013 Water Quality Report Released

By Rachael Plath, Meteorologist, r.plath@krdo.com
Published On: May 23 2013 06:10:45 PM CDT

The Environmental Protection Agency requires utilities companies to release an annual report depicting water quality.  In compliance with this demand, Colorado Springs Utilities released its report recently.

“I think the water quality results look very good, as they have for the past several decades here in Colorado Springs, because of where we get our water from,” said Steve Berry, spokesperson for CSU.

Berry said since about 80 percent of the water used in Colorado Springs is obtained from snowmelt; it is much easier to treat in comparison to areas that have other water sources.

The report shows that there were no measurable impacts of the Waldo Canyon fire and burn scar on the quality of drinking water in Colorado Springs.

This year, the report is not being mailed to customers.  Instead, customers need to go online to access the report. 

By eliminating costs associated with postage and printing, CSU is saving an estimated $30,000 to $40,000.

“We, as a full-service utility, are always looking at ways that we can cut costs and insulate our customers from rate changes,” Berry said.

To view the report, click here.

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