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Town hall over groundwater concerns for Woodmen Valley community postponed

Posted at 9:55 AM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 13:31:01-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A town hall meeting for people living in the Woodmen Valley area to learn more about the recent discovery of tainted ground water at the Air Force Academy has been postponed.

Organizers of the town hall did not release another date for the town hall. They said the Woodmen Valley Chapel would not be able to accommodate the anticipated crowds for Thursday evening.

The Air Force is testing a number of private wells in the community after tests showed groundwater samples contain levels higher than the Environmental Protection Agency Lifetime Health Advisory, which allows for 70 parts per trillion.

These compounds have not been detected in water supplied by Colorado Springs Utilities to the Air Force Academy, according to the Air Force. Voluntary sampling conducted in January showed results at or below the EPA limit of 10 parts per trillion for water supplies.

Find more information about this ongoing investigation here: Air Force finds elevated chemical levels in groundwater, plans to test wells south of USAF Academy