Briefly: Small Colorado River town faces $30M tab to restore its burn-tainted water supply

The Colorado Sun reports that Silt, Colo., hard-hit by the Grizzly Creek Fire of 2020, is struggling to deal with a Colorado River water supply that is so tainted with debris and contaminants that its small water treatment system can barely keep up. Officials there estimate it will take roughly $30 million to build a treatment system strong enough to purify the river water so that the town can continue using it.

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