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Department: Health & Environment
Release Date: Nov 1, 2013
The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment announces that it will again be able to receive well water samples in the Estes Park area for analysis beginning November 12, 2013.
Special sampling bottles that must be used for water testing are available for pick-up at the Estes Park Health Department office at 1601 Brodie Avenue during regular work hours. Drinking water samples should be taken the same day they are brought in, and can be dropped off ONLY on Tuesdays between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon at the Estes Park Health Department office. Detailed instructions on how to take a water sample are available at http://www.larimer.org/health/ehs/water_analysis.htm.
Due to flood damage to roads, the Health Department had been unable to transport Estes area water samples to the public health lab in Greeley for testing. The Estes Park Water Division’s lab was able to temporarily assist in providing bacteriological testing for private well owners. With the imminent re-opening of Highway 36, the Health Department will be able to resume having Estes area samples tested.
After November 6, the Town of Estes Park Water Division’s Laboratory will no longer be available to test individual private wells for non-regulatory purposes.
For more information please contact the Health Department’s Estes Park Office at
970-577-2050 or visit http://www.larimer.org/health/ehs/drinking.asp.