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No running water for 2 weeks for residents of mountain town

Resident of St. Mary's Glacier, Colo. gets a bucketful of water

Resident of St. Mary's Glacier, Colo. gets a bucketful of water

ST. MARY’S GLACIER, Colo. — In a Clear Creek County town, residents have been without usable water for more than two weeks because of a shutdown of the area’s water system.

The shutdown, which is being called a necessary but temporary solution, has left people without running water and left others running out of patience.

“Bottled water just doesn’t cut it for two weeks,” said one resident who is moving out of the town because of the ongoing problem.

A message on the town’s website indicated that water service could be restored by the end of the month.

“The water levels in the wells are increasing daily at a promising rate. The pressures have reached the normal operating levels. We are currently hyper-chlorinating the system as per State of Colorado Rules and Regulations.” said an official with the St. Mary’s Glacier Water and Sanitation District.

The town is also urging residents to continue to boil any water they may receive from mobile stations to avoid getting sick.