BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Brighton officials are still trying to figure out how E. coli got into the water system.

The boil order has been lifted but part of a neighborhood remained without water Saturday. The town says it’s still looking into that, but they have definitely narrowed it down.

One resident who had just returned from a little Fourth of July vacation was heading to a local hotel when CBS4’s Jeff Todd caught up with him. His water is completely shut off. That’s the same scenario for more than a dozen homes on his street.

The resident said city officials had been in his house, but exactly how he’s going to get his water back on is still up in the air.

“I don’t know anything yet. I imagine they’ll have to purge lines and change the filter in the fridge; run a load or two through the washing machine,” he said.

The water should be back on around 5 p.m. on Sunday after one more flush of the line with chlorine.

The town said the problem never spread beyond one neighborhood and the city’s distribution system is a safe source of drinking water for some 34,000 residents.


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