A water sample taken from a home in September was found by the Fruitland Domestic Water Company to have a high lead concentration.
According to a notice posted on the water company website, "Four other homes sampled in September 2016 did not have elevated lead concentrations." Lead can enter drinking water when pipes or fixtures containing lead corrode, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Fruitland Domestic Water Company serves more than 150 properties on Fruitland Mesa, according to its website.
The water company's 2016 Drinking Water Quality Report for calendar year 2015 reveals no elevated lead levels, violations, or formal enforcement actions taken against the company in the past five years. According to the notice, the water company "is working with the homeowner whose lead concentration was elevated and with the Colorado Water Quality Control Division to resolve this problem in a timely manner."
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.