Clifton Water monitoring benzene situation in Parachute

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

CLIFTON, Colo. (KKCO) -- Clifton Water customers can drink up. District officials say they're monitoring their water supply after benzene was discovered in a creek up-river.

The Clifton Water District is monitoring developments related to the benzene contamination of Parachute Creek after a hydrocarbon leak was discovered there in March.

The creek is a very small tributary to the Colorado River, which supplies drinking for the Clifton Water District.

No reports indicate there is benzene in the Colorado River's water, and Clifton Water officials say they haven't found any in their water.

Benzene is just one of 25 volatile organic compounds Clifton Water actively monitors for, and officials say it's not expected that benzene be found in the river.


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