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Tuesday, 07 February 2023 11:23

February 2023 Water Quality Information Bulletin

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February 2023

The current Water Quality Information Bulletin is now available at this link. If you have questions about the bulletin or delivery process, please contact Loralee Evans at 303-692-3601.  

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Original publication 02/02/23

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Water Quality Control Division | 4300 Cherry Creek S Dr, Denver, CO 80246

 
 
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 15:48

Skilled Support Specialist

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Rio Grande County is seeking a Skilled Support Specialist to provide emotional and spiritual support to Rio Grande County Sheriff's Office and their families and will report directly to the Rio Grande County Sheriff.  Ordained minister and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Behavioral Health, or a master’s degree with a license to practice counseling in lieu of being ordained.  A minimum of one year experience as a minister or practitioner with a focus on counseling.  Annual salary begins at $42,400. Submit applications by Feb 17, 2023 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in-person at 925 6th St., Room 200, Del Norte, CO 81132.

Upcoming training events

Upcoming online and in-person training available for the upcoming lead and copper rule revision requirements

CDPHE - Lead and Copper Rule Revision

Upcoming offerings:

Webinar 02/02/23

Edwards, CO 03/15/23

Webinar 05/04/23

Training on the upcoming requirements for the Lead and Copper Rule Revision. Operators who participate can get .2 training units.  Our goal is that you will leave this training:

  • Prepared you to comply with Lead and Copper Rule Revision
  • With tools, templates, resources
  • With a plan of action to create a Lead Service Line Inventory and a Lead Service Line Replacement Plan
  • With a plan of who will be carrying out action items
  • A timeline to develop your inventory and plan by October, 2024

Please use the button below to register. Click on the date that you would like to attend, and fill out the associated registration form.

Register for Lead and Copper Rule Revision

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Public Notice No. CO-01-2023

This email notifies parties of a permit action that is available for public comment. A summary page of permits at public notice can be found on the Public Notice Information webpage.

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Original publication 01/12/23

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Monday, 09 January 2023 16:43

Public Health Prevention Program Coordinator

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Rio Grande County Public Health is seeking a PREVENTION PROGRAM COORDINATOR.  40 hours/week.  Salary DOE.  Experience in coalition building and facilitation, community health outreach & engagement, program / grant project management, and prevention work,  Bilingual preferred.  Pre-employment drug testing, including marijuana screening, and a background check are required.  Full benefit package including retirement and life insurance.  Application and job description available online at www.riograndecounty.org or pick up and submit to Human Resources, 925 6th Street, Room 200, Del Norte, CO  81132.  Application deadline:  Until filled.

Wednesday, 04 January 2023 17:09

PFAS Grant Program is open and accepting applications

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PFAS Grant Program is open and accepting applications

The PFAS Grant Program opened January 3, 2023, and is accepting applications until March 31, 2023.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (department) opened the PFAS Grant Program on January 3rd, 2023. The grant program aims to help avoid future contamination and ensure safe drinking water for all Coloradans from PFAS chemicals. The department formed the PFAS Grant Program in the fall of 2021 to identify, assess, and reduce the impacts of PFAS on human health and the environment. 

Public water systems, local public health agencies, private well owners, tribal governments, other government entities, not-for-profit non-governmental organizations or non-profit educational institutions can apply for the grant. The deadline is March 31, 2023 and grants will be awarded by May 1, 2023, with a project start date in summer of 2023. 

The PFAS Grant Program provides money to eligible entities through three project categories:

  1. Sampling - for standard sampling and independent environmental studies.
  2. Emergency assistance - for communities and water systems affected by PFAS.
  3. Infrastructure - treating existing PFAS and strategies for preventing upstream sources of PFAS.
 

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Learn more about our PFAS projects

In addition, a project site must be located within an area where the groundwater and surface water are vulnerable to PFAS contamination or have previously identified elevated levels of PFAS. Potential PFAS sources and previous PFAS data can be found on the PFAS Concentration Map.

Additionally, eligible entities and private well owners may request private well or small-scale sampling on the PFAS Projects webpage. This is to request small-scale sampling (up to five samples) before deciding to complete the entire grant application process.

More information on PFAS

PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals called per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). 

Also known as forever chemicals, PFAS stays in the environment after contamination, and can cause health impacts to those exposed. Exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects including low infant birth weights, cancer, and negative immune system effects. PFAS from firefighting foam, personal products, and other sources can contaminate water supplies including groundwater and surface water posing risks to drinking water, the environment, and public health.

Colorado has funding available now to help entities determine if your water contains any level of PFAS. If PFAS is found, funding can also be used to help eliminate the contamination through the SB20-218 emergency assistance grant. 

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Water Quality Information Bulletin

January 2023 (corrected)

A slight correction has been made to the last page of the current Water Quality Information Bulletin. If you have questions about the bulletin or delivery process, please contact Loralee Evans at 303-692-3601.  

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Original publication and correction 12/29/22

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Public Notice No. CO-12-2022

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Original publication 12/08/22

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Thursday, 08 December 2022 10:27

Part - Time Weed Sprayer

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Rio Grande County Pest District is seeking a seasonal Weed Spray Technician.  Applicants will be trained on noxious weed identification and chemical application. Applicant must be 18 years old and have a valid Colorado Driver’s License.  Must be able to pass pre-employment drug test-including marijuana screening.  Must be able to operate weed spraying equipment, ATV, UTV, and operate a standard transmission vehicle.  Application and job descriptions are available online at www.riograndecounty.org or pick up and submit to Human Resources, 925 6th Street, Room 200 Del Norte, CO 81132.

Thursday, 08 December 2022 10:16

Weed Spray Noxious Weed Inspector

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Rio Grande County Pest District is seeking part-time seasonal Noxious Weed Inspector.  Applicants will be trained on noxious weed identification and chemical application.   Drug test, including marijuana screening, as well as a background check are required. Application and job descriptions are available online at www.riograndecounty.org or pick up and submit to Human Resources, 925 6th Street Room 200, Del Norte, CO  81132.

 

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