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Salmonella Contaminates Water in Alamosa

By: Mindy Stone Email
By: Mindy Stone Email

Health officials are telling people who live in Alamosa not to drink their tap water. The water tested positive for salmonella. Now 47 cases have been confirmed, that is up from Thursday's 35 cases. Seventy-six more are being investigated and four people hospitalized.

Residents are now living off of bottled water and donations from across the state. While city officials work with state officials to figure out how the bacteria got there and how they'll flush it out.

"It could happen within a day or so. At that time, restrictions will change because of the chemicals that will be going into the water," said City of Alamosa spokesperson Connie Ricci.

In the meantime, the city is providing some bottled water to residents; one gallon per person, per day.

You can find a link to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment below, which will be constantly updated during the water situation.


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