Elevated levels of fluorochemicals were discovered earlier this summer during testing of a well at a fire station serving Boulder Heights, and officials plan to meet with potentially affected neighbors next week.

Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District Chief John Benson said Wednesday that fluorochemicals known as PFAS were found at a level of 1,447 parts per trillion, far above the federal health advisory limit of 70 ppt.

That reading was taken at Boulder Mountain Fire Station 2, 50 Overlook Lane. Residents at 64 homes within a 1,500-foot radius of the station have been notified of a public meeting set for 6 p.m. Sept. 18 to discuss those findings and next steps to be taken with the public

“Our main concern is our community, and the safety of our residents,” Benson said. “That’s why we’re being proactive in getting this out to our residents, for their safety and their health concerns.”

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