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All wastewater discharged to the municipal sewer system is treated at the City’s treatment facility located along Highway 67 at the north and of the golf course. Treated wastewater is discharged to Trout Creek, a tributary of the South Platte River.
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About ⅔ comes from local wells, springs and streams. About ⅓ comes from Woodland Park’s shares in canal and reservoir companies. Woodland Park pays Colorado Springs to deliver this water through Colorado Springs’ Homestake Pipeline.
The range is 60 milligrams per liter (mg/L) to 110 mg/L. 1 mg/L = parts per million.
Grains per gallon (grs/gal) range is 3.5 grs/gal to 6.43 grs/gal.
No, but the level of naturally occurring fluoride in the water is 1.2 to 1.6 parts per million (ppm), a little over the concentration recommended to help reduce tooth decay, but well below the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State Health department maximum, 4.0 ppm.
When available, compost is still given free to City wastewater customers and it makes an excellent soil amendment. The City’s compost consistently meets Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and State Health regulations for unrestricted use, but the City recommends against using it for vegetable gardens. Call 719-687-6016 for availability and more info.