Boil water advisory for Frederick as water main breached
Flooded mobile homes are seen in Weld County.
DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory on behalf of the Town of Frederick after a water main was apparently breached by flood waters.
The break, in a Central Weld County Water District Main, caused a loss of water pressure in the drinking water distribution system and may have allowed contaminants to enter the water supply, officials said.
No contaminants have been detected so far, but the advisory is a precaution to protect the public from any possible breach.
Residents are advised to not drink tap water without boiling it first. Everyone should bring all water to a boil, let it boil for three minutes and let it cool before using, or stick to bottled water. Until further notice, boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food.