Communities across the U.S. are responding to the PFAS contamination crisis by organizing and advocating for safe drinking water. This map shows sites with known contamination and where organizations are working for stronger health and environmental protections. Plug into a group working in your community, form a new group, or connect with others facing similar challenges.
Is there a PFAS contamination site near you? Use our interactive map to find out.
- Each red dot represents a site contaminated with PFAS.
- Click on a dot to learn more about the site.
- Click on a state to get information about all sites as well as community groups, health studies, and resources available in that state.
* This map focuses on sites where PFAS have been detected in the environment (groundwater, soil, and surface water), or in drinking water where the contamination is linked to a specific source and not merely the result of testing a water supply system.
Connect with Colorado
Colorado Contamination Areas
- Peterson AFB / Colorado Springs Municipal AirportFirefighting foam used at Peterson Air Force Base and Colorado Springs AirportLocation (Widefield, Security, Fountain) El Paso County, ColoradoDate 2015Community response Environmental Science students at Colorado College have created a new website, called Fountain Valley Clean Water Coalition, consolidating all of the research and resources homeowners might need in the aftermath of this water contamination. They’ve held a series of public meetings this week to get the word out.PFAS contamination source Military - Air Force Base; Civilian Airport
- South Adams County Water and Sanitation DistrictUnknownLocation Denver, ColoradoDate 2018PFAS contamination source Unknown
- Sugarloaf Fire DepartmentFirefighting foam used at Sugarloaf Fire DepartmentLocation Sugarloaf, ColoradoDate 2018PFAS contamination source Local Fire Department
Colorado Community Groups
- Colorado Sierra ClubThe Colorado Sierra Club engages our 100,000 members and supporters across the state of Colorado to explore, enjoy and protect the planet.Location Four water districts and four communities in southern Colorado that are contaminated by Peterson Air Force Base; Fountain, Security, Widefield, and Stratmoor Valley.Contact Name Emily GedeonContact Email firstname.lastname@example.orgContact Phone 720-308-6055
- Fountain Creek Water SentinelsTo protect, improve, and restore the Fountain Creek Watershed by promoting water quality monitoring, public education and citizen action for clean water.Location Fountain Creek WatershedContact Email email@example.com
- Fountain Valley Clean Water CoalitionFVCWC's mission is to educate and advocate for clean water in the Fountain Valley community and beyond. Our goal is to ensure all members of our community have equal access to clean drinking water.Location Colorado SpringsContact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado PFAS Exposure and Health Studies
- ATSDR Multi-Site Health Study in El Paso County, COLocation El Paso CountyDate Beginning Fall 2019Type of study Health study to look at human health effects of PFAS exposure through drinking waterStudy conducted by Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
- ATSDR PFAS Exposure Assessment in El Paso County, COLocation El Paso CountyDate 2019Type of study Exposure assessmentStudy conducted by Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease RegistryPFAS contamination source Peterson Air Force Base
- PFAS-AWARELocation El Paso CountyDate 2018Type of study Biomonitoring study for people exposed to PFAS through drinking water in El Paso County, COStudy conducted by Colorado School of Public Health, Colorado School of MinesPFAS contamination source Peterson Air Force Base
- PFAS U.S. National Investigation of Transport and Exposure from Drinking Water and Diet (PFAS UNITEDD)Location Colorado, Michigan, North CarolinaDate OngoingType of study Project that will study the impact of PFAS in communities in three states and will develop possible means for PFAS remediation.Study conducted by Colorado School of Mines, North Carolina State University, Duke University, Michigan State University, Colorado School of Public Health
Colorado Agency Websites
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment