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Water Managers Urge Communities To Conserve After ‘Catastrophic Damage’

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LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – In the aftermath of Colorado’s historic flooding, several communities are facing serious water issues.

The Lefthand Water District urged customers on Friday to be very careful with their water use. The district covers unincorporated Boulder and Weld counties between Interstate 25 and Highway 36.

“Our raw water supply has sustained catastrophic damage, and it will be up to our customers’ conservation efforts to ensure we are able to continue to provide water to customers over the winter months,” they wrote in a prepared release. “Customers need to turn their automated sprinklers OFF, and refrain from using water beyond what is necessary for health and safety.”

Heather Bell photo

Heather Bell took this photo near 8th and Wilson in Loveland.

The following are the other situations as far as water usage in communities affected by flooding:

Lyons: Bottled Water advisory, No Flush advisory.
Ward: Boil Water advisory.
Allenspark (Meadow Mountain Water Supply): Boil Water advisory.
Manitou Springs: Boiling water order lifted except for streets that begin w/ Via and part of Crystal Hills neighborhood
Evans: No flush order lifted on Saturday.
Loveland: Voluntary restrictions system-wide, also Bottled Water advisory & 1,000-gallon tank provided for 73 customers near Big Thompson Canyon. (more at www.ci.loveland.co.us)
Estes Park: No flush orders in Fall River neighborhood and Fish Creek drainage.
Sterling: No flush order.
Morgan County: Restrict water use to drinking, cooking and restroom purposes.

Additional Resources

Follow the latest updates on the water and wastewater situations on a special page of colorado.gov.

Colorado Floods: How To Help

The recent floods are impacting families and communities throughout Colorado, so CBS4 has compiled a list of ways you can support the local communities impacted by the floods.

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