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Water Boil Order Extended For Brighton

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BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4)- The boil water order has been extended for Brighton until further notice.

Brighton put the water boil order into place on Wednesday because of possible E.coli contamination in the city’s water supply.

This statement was released by the City of Brighton on Thursday evening:
The City of Brighton Utilities Department has performed a second Bacteria Analysis test on the location in which the positive sample was found.

The test again returned positive. We have been able to identify the problem in one area and are isolating those homes from the city-wide system. We will be performing additional tests on homes in the near vicinity to determine exactly where the problem is occurring. While we do not believe there is any problem to our overall water distribution system, as a precaution, we will be keeping the BOIL WATER Advisory in effect until further notice.

Residents are advised to NOT DRINK THE 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. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water

If you have any questions, please contact the Utilities Department at 303-655-2000 or visit www.brightonco.gov or check our Facebook or Twitter pages for more information. The City encourages residents to pass along this information to fellow residents within the Brighton service area.

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