June 26, 2009--Water storage a threat to MCQWD (Fort Morgan Times)

A source water protection team has identified water, ironically, as a potential contaminant of the Morgan County Quality Water District well fields. During the team’s monthly planning meeting Tuesday, MCQWD Manager Mark Kokes said there is currently a strong push to pump water underground for storage. The water would percolate through natural sands into an underground gravel pit, he said, where it would be pumped back to the surface when needed. If water from less pure sources such as the South Platte River were pumped into areas near the MCQWD well fields, he said, it could affect the quality of the cleaner water.

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