GEORGETOWN, Colo. (CBS4) – Parts of Georgetown are under a boil warning.

A water main break has forced the city to ask some residents to boil their water before using it. The water line runs under Clear Creek and the high water may have damaged the pipe.

The water line might not be fixed until Tuesday and the boil order might not be lifted until Thursday because it may take a day or two to clear state inspections.

The Red Cross has brought in bottled water and water stations are at the firehouse.

“We’ve ordered porta-potties to be stationed all around town so that people stop flushing their toilets. It’s all about conservation right now,” Georgetown Mayor Kerry Ann McHugh said.

In restaurants Styrofoam cups and paper plates are being used.

“We’re just telling everybody about the plastic wear so that they don’t think that we do that all the time; so they come back,” restaurant owner Gwen Writer said.

Supplies are so thin some stores have had to shop as far away as Genesee.

The water main break won’t affect Fourth of July activities in the town.


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