In response to the article which appeared on the front page of the Durango Herald today, 3/14/2017. The wells referred to in this article are private wells, are not held to the same testing standards Animas Water Company, and are not regulated by any agency. Animas Water Company is a public water system with ground water wells located throughout the Animas Valley. We are subject to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) standards and testing requirements. Testing is continuously performed monthly, as well as annually, and all results are compiled and published into our annual Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR). Our historic CCR’s can be found under our documents tab on the main web page. Animas Water Company has no violations and all results are within the acceptable water quality standards as set by the CDPHE. If you would like a copy of our past CCR’s emailed to you for your records, please send a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.