Important Information about your Drinking Water

City of Idaho Springs

 Had the following Violations Identified During a Drinking Water Inspection


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.
A routine drinking water inspection conducted on February 13, 2019 by the State drinking water program identified the following violations that may pose a risk to public health.



Date Correction is Required

Steps We Are Taking

Failure to Complete an Annual Backflow Report

June 28, 2019

The City will finish completion of a written annual backflow prevention and cross- connection control program report.

Inadequate Survey Compliance Ratio

  June 28, 2019

The City will increase its survey of the public water system for cross connections so that the compliance ratio is greater than 0.70.  The City’s survey compliance ratio at the time of the inspection was 0.50.


We are required to monitor your drinking water for specific contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not our drinking water meets health standards. During the inspection it was identified that we did not complete all monitoring/testing, were not monitoring correctly, or were monitoring at an inappropriate location. Therefore, we cannot be sure of the drinking water quality during that time.


What does this mean? What should I do?

  • There is nothing you need to do at this time. If a situation arises where the water is no longer safe to drink, you will be notified within 24 hours.

We anticipate resolving the problem by June 28, 2019. For more information, please contact Paul Crain at or 303-567-2400.

*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.*

This notice is being distritubted by: City of Idaho Springs - CO0110020

Date distributed: March 22, 2019