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Parker Water and Sanitation District meets all regulatory mandates for clean water.
Testing is done using sophisticated equipment and advanced procedures.
Water quality is regulated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Safe Drinking Water Act mandates an annual test and Consumer Confidence Report, to explain important aspects of our water such as where it comes from and the level of contaminants as compared to allowable measurements.
Beyond that, PWSD tests weekly for bacteria in order to ensure safety and quality.
Discolored (red) water is caused by naturally occurring minerals in well water. The discolored water poses no health risk to people or animals. Households may experience discolored water during times of hydrant flushing and District water line maintenance. To learn more about discolored (red) water, visit our Discolored Water.
If you experience discolored (red) water, avoid washing laundry because the minerals in the discolored water may stain clothing. If staining does occur, please avoid drying the clothing. Call 303-841-4627 between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:00 pm and Parker Water and Sanitation District will provide you with Iron Out, an iron stain removal powder.
After the flushing or maintenance is completed in your area, run cold water to clear any discolored water in your service lines. Put this water to good use by watering plants or grass through a garden hose.
To learn more about your water and water quality, view our most recent Consumer Confidence Report.
The green boxes, or sample stations, provide designated sampling sites to retrieve potable water samples at any time (24/7) versus sampling directly from homes or businesses.
Currently, the PWSD laboratory staff sample sixty sites for one level of testing for Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) drinking water compliance.
All of these sites are from customer hose bibs. As the population increases, more sample sites are necessary to meet the regulation. Sample sites are chosen to be representative of the entire distribution system.
Wastewater is used water; it includes substances such as human waste, food scraps, oils, soaps and chemicals.
In homes, this means water from sinks, showers, bathtubs, toilets, washing machines and dishwashers. Businesses and industries also contribute their share of used water that must be cleaned.
It's a matter of caring for our environment and for our own health. If it is not properly cleaned, water can carry disease. Since we live, work and play so close to water, harmful bacteria have to be removed to make water safe.
Nature has an amazing ability to cope with small amounts of water wastes and pollution, but it would be overwhelmed if we didn't treat the billions of gallons of wastewater and sewage produced every day before releasing it back to the environment. Treatment plants reduce pollutants in wastewater to a level nature can handle. If the term "wastewater treatment" is confusing to you, you might think of it as "sewage treatment."
Everything that is flushed, run through the garbage disposal or dumped enters the wastewater system. Some pollutants seriously disrupt the water treatment process itself, as well as cause serious damage to homes, business and the environment.
Please do NOT flush these items: