Water Quality

Annual Gunnison County WSD Drinking Water Quality Reports

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Water Quality Information

For more information about water quality contact:


Eric McPhail
Colorado State University Extension
275 S. Spruce Street
Gunnison, CO 81230
970-641-1260
Email Eric McPhail
Website

Drinking Water Information

Private well water quality is not regulated. Providing safe drinking water from a private well is the responsibility of the well owner. For more information, read the below publications, or upload the

The two publications above address the following topics:

  • · Groundwater quality and potential contaminants
  • · Naturally occurring sources of pollution
  • · Installing a new well
  • · Well location and setbacks
  • · How to protect your ground water supply
  • · Well construction and maintenance
  • · Abandoned wells
  • · Water testing
  • · Interpreting your water test result
  • · FAQs about well water quality

For more information and to learn where do get your water tested contact:

Eric McPhail
Colorado State University Extension
275 S. Spruce Street
Gunnison, CO 81230
970-641-1260
Email Eric McPhail
Website

Private Drinking Water Quality Maps

The Delta County Health Department published these maps for the West Central Public Health Partnership.  They highlight part the data collected from the first 300 wells that were sampled. We now have snap-shot data from about 550 private drinking water wells and springs. We expect the additional data will be uploaded from time to time as we continue to promote sampling for the next 2 years of the CDC Safe WATCH Grant. 

The maps are located here:

Department of Human Services Website.

Well Water