Press Release

Consumer Drinking Water Notice - Ongoing PFAS Analysis


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Partnering With CDPHE for PFAS Analysis

The Snake River Water District has partnered with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to address the detection of PFAS in some of the District's water system. Under the guidance and recommendations of CDPHE, SRWD has voluntarily hired an engineering firm to oversee the collection and testing of additional samples from all of its wells.

The UCMR5 results from the EPA testing in April 2023 indicated detections of a low level of PFAS at the Base 3 water plant. The additional testing has the objectives: 

Water Rate Increase

Beginning January 1, 2024, the water rates will increase by 12% across the board. This was approved by the board of directors as part of the funding for the Snake River Water District's ten-year master plan of capital improvements. Tap fees will increase to $12,000 per EQR.

2024 Proposed Budget

The 2024 approved budget for the Snake River Water District was sent to the Board of Directors on October 13, 2023 for consideration. The Board will meet on November 14, 2023 to discuss, revise, and approve the 2024 budget. 

For more information please contact Scott Price, Executive Director.

Consumer Drinking Water Notice

As the EPA’s report indicates, PFAS have been detected in the Snake River Water District’s water supply. It is important to understand there is not an immediate public health risk related to drinking tap water from Snake River Water District. These chemicals are not currently regulated by the EPA, but some are included in proposed regulations along with the potential for others in the future. Snake River Water District is not in a unique position, as unfortunately PFAS are being found in water supplies across the country as sampling efforts continue.

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Physical Address
0050 Oro Grande Drive 
Keystone, Colorado 

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PO Box 2595 
Dillon, Colorado 80435


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