Boil water advisory issued for Firestone as chlorine levels drop
FIRESTONE, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued Saturday a boil water advisory on behalf of the Town of Firestone due to flooding.
Testing revealed low chlorine residuals in the local drinking water distribution system. This means bacteria, viruses and other organisms may have an easier time surviving in drinking water, which could increase the risk of sickness, especially for young children and people with compromised immune systems.
Officials emphasized that no active contamination has been found.
Residents are advised not to drink tap water without boiling it first. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for three minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Until further notice, boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food.
Safe water and other supplies are available at FirestoneTown Hall, 151 Grant Ave., and Rocky Mountain Church, 5860 Majestic St.