Test finds high lead levels in water at Fort Collins mobile

Residents of Harmony Village Manufactured Home Community in southeast Fort Collins may have elevated levels of lead in their drinking water, according to the results of a city-conducted test.

The 450-home park, 2500 E. Harmony Road, has issued two boil order notices in the last five months, one in December and another in March. After the second notice, three residents requested that the city test their water for lead contamination.

Testing found lead levels beyond federal drinking water standards in one water sample from the park, but follow-up tests found no detectable lead. Fort Collins Utilities staff don’t know the exact source of the potential contamination, but they don’t believe it’s coming from city water supplies. 

The city doesn’t have any known lead service lines and is working on identifying and replacing all galvanized service lines and lead goosenecks (curved pipes that connect the water main to the service line) as part of its Safe Water Action Program. Fort Collins Utilities’ source water contains trace amounts of lead that are typically below detectable levels, according to the results of regulatory testing.