The City of Fort Collins Utilities wants residents to know it’s taking steps to make sure the cities drinking water is not affected by the High Park Fire. Fort Collins’ drinking water quality has not been affected by recent fires. Officials can expect Fort Collins’ water quality to remain at an expected high level.

Utilities is committed to producing drinking water quality that meets or surpasses federal and state regulations and will use the flexibility of proven water treatment processes, various raw water resources and staff expertise to achieve this goal. Incoming water quality is continuously monitored to prevent potential contaminants from entering the system.

According to the city, the real effects on water quality from a fire occur during and after the first few rainfall events. The City of Fort Collins will continue to monitor the effects of the fire,  and they will provide ongoing updates and take precautions as needed.

You can learn more about Fort Collins’ drinking water quality at fcgov.com/water-quality.