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Important Information for Re-opening Businesses As Colorado re-opens offices and other buildings, we encourage building owners and management companies to flush their drinking water pipes. When buildings are mostly vacant for extended time periods, there can be a decline in water quality.
Both the Colorado Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and Denver Water shared guidance to help customers and members.
More technical information on how to address challenges with unoccupied buildings and larger unoccupied areas can be found on CDC’s or AWWA's websites.
Earlier this month, the Water Quality Control Division surveyed drinking water suppliers and sewage treatment systems to evaluate potential chemical supply and personal protective equipment shortages. Thank you to those who responded! Below is a brief summary of the results.
We continue to evaluate resource needs and identify opportunities where those resource needs can be met. Some resources can be found in the Continuity of Operations Toolbox for Water/Wastewater Utilities below.
Survey Response Summary
We recognize that bleach supplies are tight and while online shopping may not be the most ideal situation, it may be necessary especially to ensure drinking water is treated to protect public health. Bleach can also be used as a surface sanitizer. Here are some resources:
Suppliers that may have bleach
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If you’re a business that can supply bleach, sign up here, and we’ll update the website on a periodic basis.
The CoWARN steering committee is looking to maximize the number of people who are available to respond to an activation to ensure that these critical services can continue running smoothly throughout this time. The CoWARN steering committee is inviting individual water/wastewater system personnel to join the network and respond to emergencies. Note those who sign up will be removed from the network after the COVID-19 pandemic passes.
Here’s how it works:
If you are in need of personal protection equipment, we are encouraging entities join CoWARN and ask for assistance from other utility members. If that is not adequate, requests can be made through the particular county representatives who are connected with the State Emergency Operations Center.