Aspen’s water is drug-free |

Aspen’s water is drug-free

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” There are no drugs in Aspen’s water, the city announced Wednesday.

According to a lab report on the levels of pharmaceuticals in Aspen’s water supply, the city’s water results were “non detects” ” meaning traces of pharmaceuticals such as prednisone and aspirin were not present in the water, the city said in a press release.

The federal government doesn’t require any testing and hasn’t set safety limits for drugs in water, but the city Water Department had received inquiries from customers about the possibility of trace elements of prescription medicines in the water. The department voluntarily sought out testing, just to be sure Aspen’s water was drug-free.

“Of course we monitor the watershed, but to be certain, we wanted to measure the chemical situation in our water,” said Phil Overeynder, director of public works, in the press release. “This test proves that we do not have any of these pharmaceuticals in our water.”

The lab tests were performed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. of South Bend, Ind. For a copy of the test results, contact Sally Spaulding, city community relations officer, at 920-5082.