Your Watershed: We can all help protect our water

See the "Your Watershed" column in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent every second Sunday of the month! 

If the fight in Battlement Mesa over the proposed injection well zone and its proximity to the water intake for the public water supply taught us two things, it is that our drinking water comes from the river and it is vulnerable.

Throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and the middle Colorado River watershed, unless you have a well in your backyard, our water comes from surface water. (In fact, even if you have a private well, it is susceptible to surface water and chemicals at the surface that leach down.)

Surface water includes the water that runs... READ MORE