Aug 23, 2006

EPA Concerned Over Colorado’s Carter Lake

The Environmental Protection Agency has shown concern regarding the level of carbon that is coming out of Carter Lake in Fort Lupton, Colo.

According to The Tribune, the city will consider a $32,330 proposal from the Fort Collins engineering firm, Rothberg, Tamburini and Windsor, to study methods to reduce the drinking water disinfection by-products.

Fort Lupton officials plan to bring the city into compliance with EPA, as well as to Colorado Water Quality standards.

City administrator Jim Sidebottom told The Tribune that the drinking water is fine, but Carter Lake has too much carbon. The city would like to find the most cost-effective way to remedy the situation.

Fort Lupton has been aware of the situation at Lake Carter for a while, but has not had the time to create a plan to properly address it.