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Security’s water district is installing two new pipelines to make it easier to draw water from the district’s share of the Southern Delivery System — and eliminate use of well water until chemical contamination problems are solved. Security’s water system, along with systems in Fountain and Widefield, were among 94 in the nation identified with high levels […]

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In January, The New York Times ran an article that discussed one attorney’s attempt to get DuPont to acknowledge the health damages of one of its classes of chemicals, used in a wide variety of products from Teflon pans to Scotchgard for carpets. At the end of the article, there was this mention: 80,000 people […]

In a press release issued Tuesday afternoon, the Air Force announced that it would provide $4.3 million to water systems serving Security, Widefield and Fountain. The money will be used to fund the installation of granular activated carbon  filtration systems to remove perfluorinated substances from potable water. The filtration systems were described as an “interim […]

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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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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has reached an agreement with the Department of Defense about the chemical weapons stored at the Pueblo Chemical Depot. The agreement requires additional monitoring procedures of the mustard agent currently stored at the depot. The final agreement is pending the U.S. District Court judge’s approval, and ends […]