WATER QUALITY PROGAM
Research, Education and Advocacy
Water quality is quickly becoming one of the most pressing planet-wide environmental concerns of the 21st century. Life depends on it, and yet access to clean water is growing increasingly difficult. The New York Times, in a five-part series titled “Toxic Waters” outlined many of the problems: from over-flowing and aging sewer systems, to toxic waste from industry; from agricultural run-off to chemical contamination. Colorado has its own share of problems, stemming from unprecedented population growth and large-scale oil and gas development over the past decade. (See “Colorado Waters Under Pressure.”)
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Free Water Quality Testing!
How is the quality of your household drinking well water? As drought increases in the San Luis Valley, the concentration of the pollutants in drinking water can increase. Free water quality testing is available for people with household drinking water wells in the San Luis Valley. Test your well to ensure your water is safe to drink.
Your Water Quality Toolkit Resources
Here you'll find background information, methods of water testing and testing labs as well as results of extensive well monitoring conducted in the SLV with the assistance of SLVEC.
Local Testing Laboratory
Serving the San Luis Valley - Sangre de Cristo Lab, 2329 Lava Lane, Alamosa, CO, 81101 Phone 719-589-1024
Protecting your Private Well
CSU Extension Publication in downloadable PDF format
LEAP HIGH Pamphlet on Water Quality