Despite an extensive effort, state health officials have not yet found the source of contamination for public wells serving families in Fountain, Security and Widefield. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment started seeking the source of chemical contamination in February, but so far has come up empty, officials say. “We’re trying to zero […]
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Following a Jan. 14 report in the Business Journal that water in Widefield, Security and Fountain tested positive for high levels of chemical contaminants, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, El Paso County Public Health and the Environmental Protection Agency took the unusual step of issuing a joint press release this week — […]
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From the moment on July 31, 1871, when General William Palmer’s men drove the first stake of Colorado Springs at what is now the southeast corner of Pikes Peak and Cascade avenues, the city had a water problem. The general’s ingenious real estate promotion sat on several thousand acres of empty prairie on the east […]
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