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Water Treatment Issues: Permanent Solution Prohibitively Expensive
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Last Thursday morning, Josh Cook and Bob Reid of NOCO Engineering, a water and wastewater engineering company, briefed Colorado City Metropolitan District leaders on water treatment issues and alternatives. In attendance were Directors Harry Hochstetler and Terry Kraus, Director-elect Bob Cook (no relations to Josh Cook), District Manager David Valdez, and several water treatment staff members. In addition to the briefing for district leaders, the gathering served as training for water treatment staff to “monitor and adjust” treatment alternatives to preserve water quality.

According to Josh Cook, the source for valley water is high in iron and manganese in concentrations that exceed state standards. For some time, the district has used chlorine dioxide to lower iron and manganese to acceptable levels. It is a precise science that can produce unacceptable levels of trihalomethane (TTHM) and haloacetic acid (HA5).

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