Residents Will Notice Air in the Lines and Cloudiness, But Water Remains Safe
Water Restrictions Still in Effect as Firestone Monitors Water Pressure and Demand
The Central Weld County Water District started bringing into service a 20-inch bypass line on Sept. 26, 2013, to increase water supply to the Carbon Valley area. Since the flooding began two weeks ago, the town has been operating off of a limited water supply when two of the three supply lines were damaged when the St. Vrain River washed out a portion of Colorado Boulevard north of Firestone.
The CWCWD completed line flushing in recent days. Bacteria samples were submitted to the Weld County Health Department on Wednesday, Sept. 25 and the results showed that the water is safe to drink.
Throughout the next few days, residents may notice air in the lines and possible cloudy water, but it is safe for domestic consumption.
Mandatory water restrictions and conservation remain in place for Firestone residents until town staff has more time to review and monitor water pressure and demand within the system. Town staff is hopeful to either ease or lift restrictions in the near future. The restrictions include the use of any water for watering lawns and other outdoor uses. Water should only be used for drinking, cooking, bathing, etc. until further notice.
The main 36-inch water supply line that was damaged in the flooding is still out of service and being repaired. Crews continue to work on repairs.