In 20 years of testing, Greeley’s drinking water has yet to violate state guidelines, and the news is no different this year. The latest Water Quality Report, which reveals how Greeley’s water performed on state testing, reveals similar results, giving Greeley’s drinking water a clean bill of health. The report details testing results for a variety of contaminants that the state regulates, which may be naturally occurring or manmade and can be present in source water.
City officials have presented this report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report,on an episode of Greeley Water Whys here, and a downloadable version of the report in English and Spanish is available here for your review.
The report also is the state of Greeley’s water and infrastructure, which shows that the Greeley Water and Sewer Department is using tax dollars wisely to invest in better infrastructure to keep up with population and aging equipment. As an example, the Bellvue Treatment Plant, where most of Greeley’s water is treated at the mouth of the Poudre Canyon, underwent a $22 million upgrade in 2020 to replace aging filtration infrastructure.
The year, however, was not without its challenges, which water officials continue to face. The 2020 Cameron Peak Wildfire, for example, significantly impacted the city’s watershed, necessitating a more than $40 million clean-up bill to ensure remaining ash and debris doesn’t flush into Greeley’s storage reservoirs and make its way into the treatment plant.
City of Greeley staff have maintained a consistent approach to the work of providing safe, reliable and affordable high quality water. This Water Quality Report is published to ensure Greeley water customers have transparent access to accurate information on water quality and the delivery system.