Update on E. Coli study Jan. 24

       People who might have insights about Fountain Creek pollution are asked to attend a meeting on the E. Coli study of the Upper Fountain (above the confluence with Monument Creek) Thursday, Jan. 24, starting at 5:30 p.m. The location will be the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) Conference Room, 15 S. 7th St. (access at rear of building).
       The meeting will give a status report on the $440,000 study, led by the United States Geological Survey, which began with preliminary sampling last spring and is expected to resume this spring.
       “The primary purpose of the public meeting will be to present an overview of the study, data that has been collected and identify areas where the E. Coli concentrations are the highest,” according to a report from Richard Muzzy, PPACG environmental program manager. “It is also hoped that people might bring up possible reasons why E. Coli concentrations are high in certain areas.”
       E. Coli is a type of bacteria from humans or animals. The final report summarizing the results of the study is scheduled for completion by May 2009.
       For more information, call 471-7080 x109.

From a press release