Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science Event April 4 examines local water supplies quality

   The next Central Colorado Humanist Science Sunday Zoom presentation on April 4 will focus on the quality of our local water supplies and water ecology. 

   Water expert Rick Hum will review a report that compares the water quality of the county to the Arkansas River and other river basins of the state, based on the assessment of water quality standards for the classified uses (Water Supply, Agriculture, Aquatic Life Use, etc.). 

   If the assessments show that any of the standards are not met, the water body is considered impaired. For the most part, Chaffee County's water quality is very good, but there are few areas with impairments. Hum will show these areas and what the impairments have been over time.

   Hum intends to touch on ground water sources and surface water sources, and will refer audience members to a U.S. Geological Survey report that has a good deal of information concerning groundwater sources. He will also provide information on the Mesa Antero Water Association wells.

   After moving to Colorado in 1972 from New York City, Rick was active on many community non-profit boards including the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, the Breckenridge Music Institute, Father Dyer Church, Summit Huts and was a founding board member of the Breckenridge Foundation that became the Summit Foundation. 

   He served on the Breckenridge Town Board for three years before he was elected to two terms as Summit County Commissioner. Hum was the first Deputy Director of Great Outdoors Colorado in 1995. He also was Chief Information Officer for Colorado Commission of Higher Education. He worked for National Jewish Health as the Project Manager for the development of the Research Database Project. 

   Hum has been appointed to two terms on the state Water Quality Control Commission and he previously served as Chair of the Commission. He was appointed to the Chaffee County Marijuana Excise Tax Board and served as Chair for the first two years of this organization.

   He was a co-author of the Chaffee County Community Check-up survey and report. He is also president of the Mesa Antero Water Association; Vice Chair of the Peak to Peak Pickleball Club Board of Directors; Vice Chair of the Chaffee Common Grounds – Citizens Advisory Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of Envision Chaffee County.

  Rick and his wife, Sue Ann, moved to Chaffee County in 2014. Sue Ann is an accomplished artist, and they both enjoy attending live music performances.

Topic: Sunday Science Talk

Time: Apr 4, 2021 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

The ZOOM link can be found on the Central Colorado Humanist website: CentralColoradaHumanists. org and the link address is:


Meeting ID: 822 0328 5409

Passcode: 084536

One tap mobile

+16699006833,,82203285409#,,,,*084536# US (San Jose)

+12532158782,,82203285409#,,,,*084536# US (Tacoma)

Sign In or Register to comment.