June 25, 2015--Durango’s water gets refresh (Durango Herald)

The water flowing from city taps should taste a bit better now that the city is phasing in a new treatment process. Rather than using chlorine tablets, the city is using a solution of chlorine and peroxide to purify water at the city’s treatment plant east of Fort Lewis College, said Steve Salka, the city’s utilities director. The new infrastructure for purifying is helping to get a citywide water-monitoring system up and running. “It’s probably one of the most sophisticated systems in the city,” Salka said. The system started functioning early this month, and it should reduce the odor and taste of chlorine in city water. It will also allow the city to get rid of dangerous chlorine gas that has been kept as a backup water-treatment process. To view the full article visit the Durango Herald.