A Montrose couple has lost a lawsuit over water and mold damage to their rural home.
Even though they no longer live in the home, they're not backing off the issue.
Mike and Jackie Ostrowski say irrigation run-off from property above their former subdivision led to dangerous mold growing in and around their home.
“The house just all of a sudden started showing up these shadows,” Jackie said. “When I did the mold test and sent it to Pro Lab, I was like Mike this isn't even funny. This kind of mold is deadly and can kill."
They say the mold infested the house, making it unlivable and making them sick.
"The house was foreclosed on because our home owners insurance canceled us due to water damage to the house,” Mike said. “I have no place else to move because we are just out of the house and the money."
Mike says even though he doesn't live in this subdivision anymore, he wants the filthy irrigation water gone. That’s why he says he sued the person responsible.
"This needs to be taken care of so other people don't get sick and don't go though what we're going through," Mike said.
Last week Mike lost the fight.
"The county has made the statement that it’s ok for her to run the water in that neighborhood," He explained.
The Ostrowskis say they've been let down by Montrose County.
We contacted county officials who said they've already addressed the issue, and declined to comment further.
Mike says he plans to head back to court if that's what it takes to get this resolved.