Important Information about your Drinking Water

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Failure to Test Backflow Prevention Devices

Este informe contiene información muy importante sobre su agua potable. Tradúzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien.

Our water system recently violated a drinking water requirement. Although this situation is not an emergency, as our customers you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation.

The state drinking water program requires that all public drinking water systems test a percentage of the backflow prevention devices annually. We received a violation because our water system did not test the required percentage.

Note: This advisory is not related to Covid-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that the “Virus that causes Covid-19 has not been detected in drinking water.” For additional information on Covid-19 and drinking water, you can refer to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s website.

What does this mean? What should I do?

  • Uncontrolled cross connections can lead to a back pressure or siphonage event that may allow contaminants or disease-causing organisms to enter the drinking water, which can cause diarrhea, nausea, cramps, and associated headaches.
  • If you have an infant, severely compromised immune system, are pregnant, or are elderly, you may be at increased risk and should seek advice from your doctor about drinking this water. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by bacteria and other disease-causing organisms are available from EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

What is being done?

  • The town has provided the state with the corrected annual report, therefore the issue has been resolved, and the testing compliance ratio was met.

The issue has been resolved as of 6/30/2022. For more information, please contact Town Hall at or 970-724-3249, or PO Box 538.

*Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.*