FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
Town of Lyons issues “boil water order” in response to flooding
DENVER — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory on behalf of the Town of Lyons due to the flooding. No contamination has been detected. The Town of Lyons issued the boil water advisory as a precaution to protect the public from any possible breach of the drinking water system.
Residents are advised not drink tap water without boiling it first. Residents should bring all water to a boil, let it boil for three (3) minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Until further notice boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food.
A breach in the drinking water distribution system, if present, may introduce disease-causing organisms into the water system. These organisms include bacteria, viruses, and parasites, which can cause symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches. If residents experience any of the symptoms described above and symptoms persist, they may want to seek medical advice from their health care provider. Again, no breach or contamination has been detected in the drinking water system.
The Water Quality Control Division will be working closely with impacted communities to address water and wastewater systems.