Utility district officials failed to test water
Steamboat Springs' utility district officials violated a drinking water standard in November by failing to take the required number of water samples for standard monitoring purposes. Director of Public Works Jim Weber said city workers took only six of the nine samples required for regularly scheduled water monitoring. The monitoring results tell officials whether the water meets health standards. The city is required by the state to notify customers of the error and will send out a mailing.
Test results for samples taken during mid-November, December and January did not indicate any violations to health standards. There also have been no reports of illness, Weber said. City officials do not think there are any health concerns for city utility water customers.
The city will add internal reporting requirements to prevent this error in the future, Weber said. Call Weber at 871-8243.
Volunteers needed for Winter Carnival events
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is looking for volunteers to work Winter Carnival street events Feb. 11 and 12. Volunteers are needed from about 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days. Anyone interested in helping should call Jody Anagnos at 879-0882, ext. 203.