How will my water be impacted by oil and gas drilling?

Nearby drinking water wells are monitored for water quality prior to and after oil drilling and pumping operations. Under Colorado law, water used for drinking and agriculture have preference. Water used in the hydraulic fracturing process is a secondary use. When a municipality sells excess water to oil and gas users, they may be able to reduce drinking water cost for their residents. For more information contact Colorado Oil and Gas Association or the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a study to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources.

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1. Can I have a rain barrel?
2. How do I test my well?
3. How do I find my well permit?
4. How can I make my water taste better?
5. How do I prepare for a water system inspection?
6. Do cities monitor drinking water quality?
7. Can I put a graywater system into my house?
8. How will my water be impacted by oil and gas drilling?
9. How safe is bottled water?
10. Where does my water come from?
11. I see people dumping chemicals/paint/etc. in the stream or storm drain. I know this is illegal. What can I do?
12. Is the water at Chery Creek Reservoir, Chatfield Reservoir, etc. safe to swim in?
13. What can I do to promote drinking water rather than drinks high in sugar?
14. How can we coordinate water quality data?
15. How do I find more environmental and public health data?