Commerce City residents warned of tainted water

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Commerce City officials have warned 151 homeowners by mail that improperly and illegally installed water-softener systems may be contaminating their drinking water with raw sewage.

The Denver Post tells us the letters were sent Monday, and residents who have had a softener installed can get a free inspection if they are worried about potential contamination.

City spokeswoman Michelle Halstead has said California-based Aquakleen Products Inc. notified the city in September, and the city gave the company 30 days to fix any problems. Court records show Aquakleen was ordered to pay more than $900,000 to a couple who drank tainted water. Their home's clean water system was connected to their sewage line, which backed up into their drinking water system.

The Post reports a representative from Aquakleen was unavailable for comment Monday.


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