With the exception of approximately 20 homes in the golf course area, the city of Alamosa is under a Stage 2 water alert as of 6 p.m. Sunday.
Under Stage 2, schools will reopen Monday, and most residents are now allowed to start using tap water for brief showers. Crews will continue to flush the city's water system with chlorine to rid it of the salmonella bacteria.
Since March 19th, after several reported cases of salmonella and tests that showed bacteria in the water, residents have been unable to use water straight from the tap for brushing teeth, washing dishes, drinking and cooking.
It's unknown how the water was contaminated.
As of Saturday, 315 people had become ill, with 85 cases of salmonella confirmed. Twelve cases required hospitalization.
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
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.