ALPINE LAKES RANCH WATER CO.
PAGOSA SPRINGS, COLORADO
TESTING / REGULATORY
Frequently Asked Questions …….
Where does our water come from? The potable water comes from a large aquifer system from which our wells draw water to the treatment and distribution facilities. Mother Nature does the initial purification through the natural filtering and adsorption processes that occur as the water percolates down the land strata. WATCO finishes the treatment job, per state regulations, before it is distributed to the community.
Why isn't water from Spence Reservoir used in the ALR water system? Ground Water (wells) undergoes the above natural purification process as it perks through the earth. Much of the water’s objectionable qualities (color, taste, order, pathogens) are removed by mother nature. The quality of the raw water is usually very consistent. Surface Water (lakes & streams) does not undergo this natural process. The quality of the raw water can be quite variable. The state mandated requirements for processing, disinfection, and process monitoring become quite stringent, detailed, and very expensive. A simple mechanical failure could cause dangerous pathogens to be introduced into the drinking supply.