Boil Advisory for Water in Manitou Springs

Sep 19, 2013

Update, Sat 11:30 AM: ​The boil advisory is now lifted.

Update, Fri 5:15 PM: The boil advisory for Manitou Springs is still in effect, but for certain neighborhoods only. The city says the lower section of Crystal Hills Boulevard and Vias Subdivisions require some follow-up testing, which is expected to be complete tomorrow morning. Other areas, including the downtown business district, are no longer under the boil advisory.

Streets specifically affected by the continuing boil water advisory are:

Via Linda Vista
Via Maria Theresia
Via Loma
Via Sierra Grande
Via Piedras
Via Chula Vista
Escondido Valle
Via Vallecito
Via San Miguel
Beckers Lane
0 to 168 El Paso Boulevard
0 to 320 Manitou Avenue
Oak Place
Poplar Place
Santa Fe Place
0 to 308 Planview Place
0 to 186 Crystal Park Road
Willa Lane
Deneta Drive
0 to 220 Crystal Hills Boulevard
Palisade Circle

Click to view a map of the affected area.  All streets inside the green lines should continue to boil water until further notice.

Update, Thu 6:30 PM:  A boil advisory is still in effect for residents of Manitou Springs.  Crews have repaired a 14-inch water main that was damaged in recent floods, but officials are still testing the water for contaminants.  According to El Paso County Public Health, water lines have been flushed, and test results should be ready by noon.  Residents are advised to use bottled water, or to boil water for three minutes and let it cool before using.  Until the advisory is lifted, residents should follow those procedures for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and preparing food.

Original post:

Manitou Springs is advising businesses and residents to boil water after discovering a broken main after recent flooding events.  City officials say no contamination has been detected, but the water main break caused a loss of pressure in some areas, which means the system may have been breached and contamination of the water supply may have occurred.

Residents are advised to not drink tap water without boiling it first for three minutes then letting it cool.  Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and preparing food.

Manitou Springs expects repairs to the main water line to be complete by 2 PM today; this advisory is in effect until further notice.