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.
Please be assured, Animas Water Company does not add Fluoride to our water. Any detected Fluoride is naturally occurring as a result of the geological composition of soils and bedrock. Community water systems are required to ensure that levels of fluoride in their drinking water are less than 4.0 ppm to be in compliance with EPA drinking water regulations. Our 2015 Consumer Confidence Report, published in 2016, showed the naturally occurring level of Fluoride was .41 and was within the acceptable range of 0 to .65. For more information, please contact our office via email at email@example.com or telephone at 970-259-4788.
Animas Water Company is paying close attention to the situation unfolding in Flint, Michigan, and our thoughts are with all those who are struggling with access to safe and reliable water in their homes. The Gold King Event has heightened the awareness of our customers about the safety of the water they are drinking. Animas Water Company is confident in the quality of our water and is working with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to monitor the levels of all metals and pathogens. The problems the utility company in Flint is having are the result of switching their source and the corrosion of service lines within their distribution system. The lead in the drinking water is not from the source, it is from the service lines and plumbing inside the home. In our community we do not have lead service lines, and we regularly test for lead and copper at the tap in several homes in our system as required by CDPHE.
Please review our annual Consumer Confidence Report for more information on our website.
Animas Water Company
Dear Animas Water Company Members:
Effective January 1st, 2016, Residential and Commercial Monthly Base Rates will increase by almost 5%. The Board of Directors took this action in response to ever increasing costs and an aging infrastructure. The Board feels small periodic increases in the present will decrease the likelihood of a major increase in rates like our good friends and neighbors are experiencing in the City of Durango. This change will be reflected on the January 2016 billing statement.
The new Fee Structure is available for you on our website www.animaswatercompany.com under the documents page and this form is also included in the Rules and Regulations towards the end. If you would like to have a paper copy mailed to you or have any questions regarding these changes, please contact our office at via telephone at (970) 259-4788 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Animas Water Company offers many convenient ways to pay your bill from traditional mailed statements to various electronic bill paying methods. Please visit our website at www.animaswatercompany.com to explore the options that are available.
Please note: during the winter months, our water operators may not be able to safely access and read every meter in our water system; therefore your monthly meter reading may have to be estimated, . If this occurs a note will appear on your monthly billing statement which will state “Please Note: Meter readings have been estimated this month due to inclement weather and for the safety of our water operators.” If necessary, billing adjustments will be made the month following the resumption of actual meter reading.
If you are planning to be away from your property as the temperatures drop and you have not had your water service turned off and your home winterized, please leave a couple of faucets dripping in your household. This will help prevent your water lines from freezing and breaking. For more valuable information and tips please visit the following websites:
Animas Water Company
Hello Animas Water Company customers:
Included in this message is a timeline of Animas Water Company’s Responses for the Gold King event. Please contact our office if you have further questions or concerns surrounding the Gold King Mine event.
Animas Water Company Board of Directors and Staff
Hello AWC customers:
Attached you will find our most recent test results. If you have any questions regarding these results, please either call our office at 970-259-4788 or send an email to email@example.com.
Animas Water Company Staff and Board of Directors
Hello Animas Water Company customers;
The test results are in 🙂 See the link below. Please refer to the Consumer Confidence Report under our documents tab for additional information when reviewing these results.
All results that have come back show there are no abnormalities in regards to our water quality within our wells.
We here at Animas Water Company hope you all have a good weekend.
Animas Water Company
Hello AWC Customers,
AWC is still waiting on our testing results and will post them as quickly as possible once received. We are hoping to have something today, but unfortunately, the laboratory that is being used has been inundated with tests and is extremely backed up.
If you have questions regarding the Animas Consolidated Ditch Company please refer to their website at www.animasconsolidatedditch.com.
Jessica Mitchell / Office Manager
Animas Water Company
As most of our customers know by now, the Animas River was contaminated on Wednesday 08/05/2015. “The Gold King Mine mishap started at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 08/05/2015 when a crew working for the EPA accidentally triggered the drainage while investigating contamination at the mine, causing millions of gallons of sludge to surge into Cement Creek and into the Animas River, where the plume traveled downstream, making its way to Durango on Thursday evening 08/06/2015.“
Animas Water Company personnel are working closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and are testing all 4 of our wells for potential contamination on a daily basis.
3 of 4 the wells that provide water for Animas Water Company customer are located near the Animas Valley Elementary School.
We will be updating our website as needed so please keep checking back, it may be updated daily or every few days, so no news is good news and PLEASE do NOT call the Emergency Pager about this situation.