Clifton Increases Water Monitoring
KREX News Room
CLIFTON, Colo. - In response to detectable levels of Benzene being found in Parachute Creek, the Clifton Water District is continuing to monitor the Colorado River.
Officials with Clifton Water say they have been monitoring the river in multiple locations for the presence of 25 volatile organic compounds, including Benzene, and they have not detected the presence of any of them.
"With our multiple barrier approach, we're very confident that we're not going to see it in our drinking water because it's really not present in the surface water," said Dale Tooker with Clifton Water.
Currently, Clifton has increased their water monitoring to at least once a week.
They say they plan to continue to monitor their water, even after the situation in Parachute is resolved.