Water
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Water Quality

Boulder County works to improve water quality, prevent waterborne illness, and reduce negative environmental and public health impacts to our local water sources.

Eastern Boulder County Water Study

Boulder County Public Health has been collaborating with researchers from the AirWaterGasSustainability Research Network at the University of Colorado to design a study that will provide a robust baseline of groundwater quality in eastern Boulder County.

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Pharmaceutical Disposal

Reduce the amount of chemicals that reach our waterways by following simple steps for home disposal or by dropping your pharmaceuticals off at a designated site. Learn more about home disposal and drop-off events.

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SepticSmart (Onsite Wastewater Systems)

Septic systems are a common source of groundwater contamination in our country. Unapproved, aging, and failing septic systems have a large impact on the quality and safety of our water supply. Check the records for your septic system and learn more about property transfer requirements.

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Well Water

Unlike a public drinking water system, private wells do not have experts regularly checking the water quality before it is sent to the tap. Private well water quality varies from source to source.