More than 150,000 people in Colorado drank from water supplies last year that violated public health standards.

Nearly all these problems occurred in small communities and water districts, which have been struggling with new federal rules and aging distribution systems.

In 2008, a salmonella epidemic hit a water supply with decaying infrastructure, squirrels found their way into another drinking-water storage tank and died, and live birds fouled another. In one town, people defiantly drank unfiltered water from a stream despite state orders to boil their water since last spring.

Read the Denver Post Article HERE  Denver Post Article – Hazard In The Water By David Olinger

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