Recent heavy rain have caused dangerous conditions along fast-flowing rivers and streams on Colorado’s Front Range, but it’s also giving the water supplies of most communities a boost.
It could be Sunday before residents of Brighton are able to drink their water straight from the tap. That’s when the latest test results in the E.coli investigation will be ready.
The possible exposure to E.coli has forced health officials in Brighton to shut off water to an entire neighborhood until more testing can be completed.
Heavy rains in the High Park Fire burn area have sent ash, mud and debris into the Poudre River. That is raising concerns about the water quality of the river that feeds the water supply.
One Front Range community has taken measures to protect their water supply after the High Park Fire.
Water officials are boosting the amount of water that allottees of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project can receive this year.