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City of Louisville issues boil water advisory due to fires

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(December 30, 2021) - Due to the fires, the City of Louisville in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a boil water advisory for the entire city. 

If you’re located in the City of Louisville, protect yourself by using bottled water or boiling any water to be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. After bringing water to a boil, let it boil for three minutes and then let it cool before using. You can shower in the water without boiling it. If you are experiencing any symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea, and associated headaches, you may want to seek medical advice. The department has not received any reports of individuals who have become sick from drinking contaminated water at this time. 

The City of Louisville is working closely with emergency personnel to use the available water to extinguish the fires. The city changed their water distribution operations so that more water is available to fight fires. To do this, they had to switch to untreated water. As soon as the fires are extinguished or controlled, and people can safely come back to their homes, CDPHE will coordinate with the city to flush and test the water to make sure it’s safe to drink again. 

To receive the latest information, visit 

https://www.louisvilleco.gov/Home/Components/News/News/5516/831 or call 303.666.6565.

Si recibe agua potable de la ciudad de Louisville, NO BEBA EL AGUA DEL GRIFO, HIERVA EL AGUA O USE AGUA EMBOTELLADA. Visite https://www.louisvilleco.gov/Home/Components/News/News/5516/831 para obtener más información.

 

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