Update Tuesday February 28th at 5:00PM
The San Luis Water and Sanitation District has received approval from the state’s Water Quality Control Division through the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment to resume services as usual. Residents are no longer required to boil water before using it for drinking or cooking.
Previous instructions were distributed instructing residents to flush the water lines in their homes. You may resume using water normally as long as you have already followed those instructions.
Flushing instructions are linked below on the "San Luis Residents Water Tap Flush Instructions" PDF document.
Update Monday February 27th at 9:00PM
The status of the situation has remained the same through Monday. The flushing and disinfection process continues. Ten water samples from throughout the distribution system were taken today. Results will not be known until at least 24 hours. The Boil Water Advisory is still in effect. Drinking water, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes are available at the San Luis Fire Station at 300 Gaspar Street. To date no illnesses have been reported.
Update Sunday February 26th at 5:00PM
The flushing and disinfection process is continuing through Sunday. The Boil Water Advisory is still in effect. Drinking water, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes are available at the San Luis Fire Station at 300 Gaspar Street. To date no illnesses have been reported. At this time no new information is expected until at least Monday afternoon.
New Information as of 3:00PM Saturday February 25th, 2012
The water distribution system is currently being disinfected with chlorine. All residents are advised to start flushing all the water lines inside their homes.
Run cold water taps for five minutes.
If you have a traditional hot water tank:
1. Run your hot water until the water becomes cold.
2. Turn off the hot water for about an hour, or until the water becomes warm again.
3. Run the hot water a second time until it becomes cold.
If you have an on demand hot water system:
Run your hot water lines for a minimum of 20 minutes.
We also want to remind all residents to empty all ice trays and flush your refrigerator water lines that serve automatic ice and water dispensers for at least five minutes.
Please note that the boil water advisory is still in effect until further notice. All residents are advised to consume only bottled water, water that has been rapidly boiled for at least 3 minutes or bulk water that is available at the San Luis Fire Station at 300 Gaspar Street.