State Of Emergency Declared In Alamosa County

By: Danielle Saar Email
By: Danielle Saar Email
To join the conversation on this story and others, "like" our KKTV 11 News Facebook page!

Colorado officials have declared a State of Emergency due to the contamination of the public water supply in Alamosa County.

Alamosa area residents and visitors are advised to immediately stop using tap water from the city's water system for drinking and cooking and to begin using bottled water until further notice.

Officials say they have a plan.

"Right now they plan on having a flush of the water system," says Connie Ricci, Public Information Officer.

That will likely begin next week.

As officials flush and disinfect the entire city water system, residents can go to four water distribution centers throughout town to get clean water.

"There will be no restrictions on water if you bring your own receptacle, if you do not, you will be allowed a gallon per person per day," says Ricci.

It could take up to three weeks to completely clean the water system.

Three-hundred thousand dollars from the Disaster Emergency Fund will help pay for the response effort related to this disaster.

KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 16917966 -
Gray Television, Inc.