An article that appeared July 26 about Colorado Sen. Larry Crowder's push for the construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit stated that 24 water systems around the valley failed water quality tests conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at specific delivery points within those systems' service areas.
The systems delivering water to those specific test points and identified by the CDPHE as having "Open Health-Based Violation" are Beehive, East End WA, Eureka WC, Fayette WC, Holbrook Center Soft WA, May Valley WA, North Holbrook WC, Patterson Valley WC, Riverside WC, South Swink SC, Valley WC, Vroman WC and West Grand Valley WA.
Additionally, the CDPHE identified the Town of Cheraw and the Town of Manzanola water systems - and their entire service areas - as being out of compliance.
The contaminants found in the 24 systems include Combined Radium (-226 and -228), Gross Alpha (excluding radon and uranium), and combined uranium.
It's important to note that these elements are naturally occurring; it's only when the levels reach a certain point that the water sample will be tagged as noncompliant with the Safe Drinking Water Act (incorrectly referred to as the Clean Water Act in the June 24 article).