Parachute Creek spill: Day 77

The federal drinking water standard of 5 ppb does not apply to Parachute Creek because it's classified as a non-drinking water stream even though there are water wells up and down and on both sides.

The federal drinking water standard of 5 ppb does not apply to Parachute Creek because it’s classified as a non-drinking water stream even though there are water wells up and down and on both sides. Williams Gas Processing Plant is the red dot in the upper left corner. The green dots are water wells.

Parachute Creek ranchers cautious about spill cleanup

PARACHUTE — Two ranchers who live and work downstream from a natural gas liquids spill near Parachute Creek said on Wednesday that they remain concerned, but not alarmed, about the cleanliness of the water that flows past their ranches.

The ranch owners, Sidney Lindauer and Howard Orona, live along Parachute Creek about three miles north of the Town of Parachute, on opposite sides of the creek. Both have previously voiced concerns about the cleanup of a large spill of natural-gas liquids about one mile upstream from their properties …

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Williams May 17 update:  Company Response Continuing to Show Progress in Protecting Parachute Creek, Recovering Increasing Volumes of Hydrocarbon Fluids

Water sampling test results at Williams Answers for Parachute website:  Testing Results & Other Info
Note: No test results are being shown for sampling sites upstream closer to the Williams gas processing plant.

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CDPHE is accepting questions and comments from the public. Call or send your questions to:

David Walker, Hazardous Waste Corrective Action Project Manager
(303) 692-3354
Or toll free 1(888) 569-1831, Ext 3354
david.walker@state.co.us

Hazardous Materials and Waste Mgmt Division
Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S.
Denver, CO 80246

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