Town of Superior issues boil water advisory due to fires

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(December 31, 2021) - Due to the fires, the Town of Superior in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a boil water advisory for the entire town. 

If you’re located in the Town of Superior, 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 one minute 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. 

As emergency personnel used water in the system to fight fires, there was a significant water pressure loss. This pressure loss can let disease causing organisms into the water distribution system. The Town of Superior continues to provide emergency personnel with water to extinguish the fires. The town is also working diligently to locate water leaks that were caused by the destruction and repair them. As soon as the fires are extinguished or controlled and the water leaks are stopped, CDPHE will coordinate with the town to flush and test the water to make sure it’s safe to drink again. 

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Si recibe agua potable de la ciudad de Superior, NO BEBA EL AGUA DEL GRIFO, HIERVA EL AGUA O USE AGUA EMBOTELLADA. Visite para obtener más información.