“COLORADO SPRINGS – Students at Colorado College are working to help homeowners affected by contaminated water in Security, Widefield and Fountain nearly two years after the tainted water was discovered.
This group of Environmental Science students have created a new website consolidating all of the research and resources homeowners might need in the aftermath of this water crisis and they’re holding a series of public meetings this week to get the word out.
‘The main thing that we have realized is that the issue is no where close to being over unfortunately and a lot more attention needs to be given to this issue,’ Kelsey Maxwell, a senior said.
Maxwell says while contamination from possible firefighting foam was discovered in Fountain, Security and Widefield water back in the summer of 2016, this crisis is far from over.
‘Right now, there’s a huge knowledge gap going on between just community members struggling to have access to accurate and comprehensive information and what exactly these chemicals are,’ she said.
That lack of information, hand-in-hand with health effects, and how to properly filter these contaminents out, is why they’ve created a website with the Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition, consolidating all information and resources every community member needs to know.”
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