In 2016, a water sampling test revealed higher than normal levels of Bromide, which is an organic and harmless compound by itself. However, when Bromide reacts with chlorine it creates trihalomethanes (TTHMs), a disinfection by-product. Many water plants in Colorado have faced this same challenge. Our local plant operator is working diligently towards a cost-effective solution. Recently, Oxbow and Somerset shared the $57K cost to install an aeration tank mixer called the Grid Bee which promises to reduce the TTHM level by 50%. Water testing will continue twice a month throughout 2020 to monitor compliance with the State of Colorado.
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