3:08 pm - Monday October 21, 9895

Groundwater Quality Study Seeks Wells For Testing

The El Paso County Groundwater Quality Study Committee is working with the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct a study of groundwater quality in east-central El Paso County in the Upper Black Squirrel Creek basin area (see map below), and is looking for private wells for testing, sampling and analysis.

The goal of the study is to better understand groundwater water quality and establish a water quality baseline to protect existing and future water supplies. Wells will be selected this summer and tested in 2013. This is an opportunity for landowners to have their wells tested at no cost to them, provided the data can be used for the study.

If your well is pumping from the shallow alluvial aquifer and you are interested in participating, please contact Chris Brown of the USGS with your name, phone number, and street address at 719-544-7155, Extension 111, or e-mail him at crbrown@usgs.gov. USGS will provide you with more information about the project and will ask for specific information about your well to determine if it is a suitable candidate for testing.

Thank you for your interest. General questions about the groundwater quality study may be directed to Elaine Kleckner, Planning Manager, El Paso County Community Services Department, at 719-520-6999 or elainekleckner@elpasoco.com.

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