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Broken Line Sending Raw Sewage Into Boulder Creek

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The waters of Boulder Creek rushes downstream September 13, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado. Heavy rains for the better part of week has fueled widespread flooding  and evacuations in numerous Colorado towns, with the area reportedly already having received 15 inches of rain.  Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

The waters of Boulder Creek rushes downstream September 13, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado. Heavy rains for the better part of week has fueled widespread flooding and evacuations in numerous Colorado towns, with the area reportedly already having received 15 inches of rain. Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – Boulder is working to address a break in a city sewer main that is allowing raw sewage to enter Boulder Creek.

The city says there’s no immediate threat to the drinking water in Boulder or Lafayette, which doesn’t come from the creek.

Residents are being urged to restrict water usage on such things as laundry to keep flows into the sewer system to a minimum.

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