Fort Collins Utilities monitors water quality in three areas:
- Source water supply: Upper Cache la Poudre River and Horsetooth Reservoir (where our water comes from)
- Treated drinking water
- Treated water returned to the environment and the Lower Poudre River above and below the water reclamation facilities
Do You Have Water Quality Concerns?
If you have questions or concerns about your drinking water quality, check out our troubleshooting guides.
If the problem that you are experiencing cannot be resolved with the information in the troubleshooting guides, please call 970-221-6700 (24 hours, 7 days a week).
Annual Water Quality Report
Americans drink more than one billion glasses of tap water every day, and Utilities is committed to providing its customers with reliable drinking water of outstanding quality. Learn where your drinking water comes from and how it compares to federal standards.
Source Water Monitoring and Watershed Protection#
The watersheds where our water comes from consist of the large areas of land that drain snowmelt and rainfall waters to the Poudre and Big Thompson rivers, Horsetooth Reservoir and other components of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. Watershed monitoring and protection involves minimizing the negative impacts to the quality of these waters from activities on both land and water.
After wastewater is treated at our water reclamation facilities to meet or exceed all state and federal pollution control standards, it is returned to the environment where it is collaboratively monitored to protect the Poudre River downstream.
Drinking Water Quality Policy
City Council Resolution 93-144 adopted the Drinking Water Quality Policy to ensure continuous delivery of high-quality drinking water to Fort Collins Utilities' customers.
Did You Know?
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