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Water Quality and Disease Prevention

Is Your Well Well? Test your water annually

Water is essential to life. The drinking water we receive comes from ground water, streams, lakes and springs. Therefore, protecting source water from contamination and treating drinking water to eliminate germs are both crucial to providing safe water for the public.

When it comes to water, public health concerns include pollution prevention, water quality testing, waterborne disease prevention and fluoridation of drinking water to prevent cavities. Contaminated water can expose people to waterborne pathogens including cryptosporidium and giardia.

For more information, contact Hope Dalton, Water Specialist, at 720-200-1583.

Downloadable Forms and Information:
Design Criteria for Potable Water Systems
Design Review for Public Water Systems Submittal Forms
How to Disinfect a Well - Brochure
Licensed Well Drillers and Pump Installers
Monitoring for Public Water Systems
State-Certified Water Testing Labs
Water Testing - Freq. Asked Questions
Water Testing Bottles - Order Form
Water Testing Packages (CDPHE)
Well Permit Search
Wellcare Hotline

Toolkits for the Inspection, Recordkeeping and Compliance of Non-Community Groundwater Systems:

Non-Transient (Workplaces, mobile homes parks, etc.)
Transient (Campgrounds, restaurants, hotels, etc.)

Related Tri-County Pages:
Environmental Health Homepage
A–Z Index of Topics and Services
Animal-Borne Diseases
Disease Prevention

Emergency Preparedness
En Español / In Spanish
Going "Green"
Health Inspections
Household Hazardous Waste Roundups
Land Use and Planning Services

Septic Systems
Swimming Pools and Spas

Travel Immunizations / Disease Prevention
West Nile Virus

Related Fact Sheets and Links:
Center for ReSource Conservation
Colorado Board of Examiners - Well Construction
Colorado Division of Water Resources
Colorado Environmental Public Health Tracking
Colorado Water Conservation Board
Cryptosporidium (CDC)
Cryptosporidium Fact Sheet
Disinfecting a Well (CDC)
Drinking Water from Wells - EPA (Website)
Drinking Water from Wells - EPA - (Brochure)
EPA WaterSense
Giardia (CDC)
Giardia Fact Sheet
Ground Water / Drinking Water (EPA)
Ground Water Info / Well Permitting
Local Drinking Water Across the U.S. (EPA)
Medication Disposal Sites
National Environmental Services Center
Protecting Your Private Well (CSU Extension)
Safe Food and Water (CDC)
Septage Brochure
Small Water Supply Org
State Drinking Water Regulations

Traveler's Diarrhea (CDC)
Traveler's Health (CDC)
U.S. Drought Assessment (NOAA)
USGS Water Data for the Nation
Water Quality Assessment Program (USGS)
Water Quality from Domestic Wells (USGS)

Water Quality Information Center (USDA)
Water, Sanitation and Health (WHO)
Water Systems Council
Waterborne Diseases (CDC)

Kids Pages:
Drinking Water and Groundwater (EPA)
EPA Student Center
EPA Water Sense for Kids
Pesticide Information - Students/Teachers (EPA)
Recycle City (EPA)
Water Treatment Cycle (EPA)

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