LAFAYETTE, Colo. (CBS4)– The city of Lafayette has lifted a boil water notice for a portion of the Indian Peaks Subdivision after a water sample tested positive for E. coli.
The affected areas included residents east of 95th Street and north of Baseline Road within the Indian Peaks Subdivision and a small area south of Baseline Road near Indian Peak Drive.
The boil order was lifted Saturday evening.
A water sample tested positive for E. coli contamination on Friday at 5 p.m. Based on extensive testing Lafayette in consultation with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had determined the positive test result was a localized event and didn’t impact the Lafayette municipal water system.
The Public Works Department flushed elevated levels of chlorinated water through the distribution system in the affected areas to thoroughly disinfect and cleanse the distribution system.
Residents in the affected areas were asked not to drink the water without boiling it first.
Water contaminants can cause short term effects such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, and headaches, and may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems.