As described in our previous update (9/18/19), a water testing work plan was developed by Boulder County Department of Health (BCPH) and approved by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), with state funding for collecting and lab testing 17 wells located within 1500 feet of Station Two.
Sampling was conducted by BCPH personnel on 10/14 & 10/15. Many thanks to owners of selected properties for their cooperation in allowing efficient well water samples. Once results become available (approx.. 4-6 weeks after collection), summary information will be posted on the BMFPD website (www.bmfpd.org), while protecting individual residence data.
As a reminder, BMFPD personnel are not expert in the field of well water contaminants. That said, the following personnel are available to either answer your questions or refer you to appropriate parties:
Chief John Benson: email@example.com; 303-440-0235
Board President Bob Loveman: firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-926-0204
Board Secretary Scott Schiff: email@example.com; 719-250-5892
Boulder County Public Health, Joe Malinowski: firstname.lastname@example.org; 303-441-1197
On a different topic, some homeowners have asked for additional information on reverse osmosis kitchen water filters. While BMFPD is not an expert in this area, we have worked with Andy Horn of Westwater Hydrology LLC, and he has shared three pieces of information he has gathered while doing research on the topic. NOTE: in the RO-PURE Plus product attachment, it suggests using Teflon tape. However, such tape often contains PFAS. Therefore, Mr. Horn recommends using an alternative tape product. Here are the links:
Robert B. Loveman
President, Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District
(see 3 attachments)