Posted: Feb 2, 2011 6:49 AM by Greg Boyce
Testing of Pueblo's water supply shows no presence of chromium VI or hexavalent chromium.
Water samples were sent to MWH Labs, a laboratory that is equipped to test for this specific chemical and all samples showed a result of "Non-Detected" for dissolved hexavalent chromium.
The Board of Water Works will continue testing for chromium VI in each quarter of 2011.
Although there is no current regulation requiring water providers to test specifically for chromium VI, a recent news report stated that high levels of the chemical have been found in the drinking water of a number of cities across the nation. The report did not list any Colorado locations.
Hexavalent chromium, known as the "Erin Brockovich chemical" has been linked to serious health threats, including some cancers.