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."
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.