Friday, July 01, 2011
We are very lucky here in Grand Junction. Not only is our water good
to drink, it is very good to drink. You would think that with the
Colorado and Gunnison Rivers flowing nearby, we would get our
water from there. We do, but those sources are strictly for irrigation.
Our drinking water comes from pristine streams and reservoirs on
Grand Mesa, just east of town. Grand Mesa gets tons of snow during
the winter and much of that trickles down via Kannah Creek and the
Purdy Reservoir flowline, straight to our taps. This summer, there is
still snow up on the Mesa. That means that there will be no shortage
of our favorite tasty beverage this year.