Del Norte Water Tainted with E. Coli; Residents Advised to Boil
Water in the southern Colorado town of Del Norte is contaminated with E. coli bacteria, and authorities have advised residents to boil water before drinking it.
Tests on Thursday and Friday confirmed E. coli in the town’s water system, according to a letter from Colorado Department of Public Health engineer Tyson Ingels to town leaders.
A violation of state water quality standards was noted and deemed “acute.”
The town system was to be sanitized and flushed, a Rio Grande County recorded message said Monday afternoon.
“Please do not use water for anything that will bring water into contact with the mouth,” the recording said. Children under 3 shouldn’t wash with town water, either, it said.
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