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Presentations from the Most Recent Community Advisory Panel Meeting:

June 7, 2023

February 8, 2023 

  • Are there local resources for learning more about PFAS exposure and how I can reduce my exposure every day?
    For more about how PFAS exposure has been reduced in the public water system and how you can reduce your exposure through education and day-to-day choices, please view this Resource Guide and check out PFAS Research in the Fountain Valley Communities website.
  • I live on a private well and my water has not been tested, who should I call?
    If you get your water from a private household well and are within the area of investigation please call 719-578-3131 for information about how to get a well water test. If you live outside of the area, visit https://cdphe.colorado.gov/pfas-water for more information on how to get your private well tested.
  • I live on a private well and my water is contaminated. What kind of filter should I install?
    The two types of household filters that are effective at removing PFAS are granulated activated carbon filters and reverse osmosis filters. The links below provide more detailed information: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/deq-dwmad-eh-swpu-FilterFactSheet_610096_7.pdf https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/investigations/hoosick/docs/hoosick_pou_final.pdf
  • I have high levels of PFAS in my blood and am concerned about how this may affect my health. My doctor doesn’t know much about PFAS exposure and health. What information should I give them?
    Talking to Your Doctor about Exposure to PFAS Guidance on PFAS Exposure, Testing, and Clinical Follow-Up Pregnancy, infant feeding, and young children Addressing PFAS Concerns: A Guide for Health Care Providers An overview of the Science and Guidance for Clinicians on PFAS
  • I wasn’t able to participate in the Colorado SCOPE but would like to get my blood tested for PFAS, who should I call?
    Labs that perform PFAS blood testing: Information on the type of tube, details about handling, cost, and specific analysis request codes should be directed to the laboratories.


Previous CAP Meeting Notes

Upcoming Community Meetings and Events: 
 
Date and Time:
Spring 2024 
Location: TBD
Topic of Discussion: Results Communication
Additional Information: 

Community Advisory Panel:

The community advisory panel is a diverse group of individuals who were selected to represent the community and share questions, concerns and advice with the study team. The community advisory panel is facilitated by study consultant Kristi Celico and meets periodically to discuss study progress. These meetings are open to the public. 

 

Members of the Community Advisory Panel and Affiliations: 

Kat McGarvy, El Paso County Water Quality

Contact: CatherineMcGarvy@elpasoco.com

Liz Rosenbaum, Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition

Contact: 719-661-5108

Greg Miller, Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition

Contact: mwmiller35@gmail.com

Pat Edelmann, United States Geological Survey (Retired)

Contact: ptdlmnn@gmail.com

Rick Giles, Community Member 

Contact: 719-629-6087

Roy Heald, Security Water and Sanitation District

Contact: r.heald@securitywsd.com

Robin and Carrie Bell, Community Members 

Contact: bellhomes@comcast.net; 3CRBell@comcast.net

Sarah McKinney, Community Member

Contact: 719-642-0220

Brandon Bernard, Security Water and Sanitation District

Contact: b.bernard@securitywsd.com

Suzanne Carmody, Community Member 

Contact: carmodys@wsd3.org

Tamara Estes, Fountain City Council

Contact: tjestes@fountaincolorado.org

Taylor Murphy, City of Fountain, Water Resource Engineer

Contact: tmurphy@fountaincolorado.org

Geof Clark, Community Member

Contact: geofclark@msn.com

Kathy Pullara, Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition

Contact: a1jamoke@yahoo.com

Suzanne Foster, Community Member

Contact: fosterfam3@comcast.net

Carola Rafferty, Community Member

Contact: carolastaxassistance@gmail.com

Ellise Rafferty, High School Leader

Contact: carolastaxassistance@gmail.com

Technical Advisor:

 

Karen Simpson, Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 

Contact: simpson.karen@epa.gov

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