People in a Teller county neighborhood are breathing a bit easier Wednesday. Officials report testing of their drinking water shows no signs of bacteria.
Residents of the Paint Pony subdivision received a boil order Tuesday; four days after three dead ground squirrels were found in the tank that supplies the neighborhood water system.
Wednesday, operators with Teller County Water and Sanitation District One put together some new plumbing which will allow water from Woodland Park in to flush the system of anything else that might be in it.
“Until the state sees the results of the bacteriological samples and understand how we flushed everything out to make sure everything is clean, they can’t release the folks. I’m hoping by Friday of next week,” said TCWS Operator David Stanford.
In the meantime, people in the subdivision must continue to boil their water before drinking it.
Inspectors will come in Wednesday to make sure the additional plumbing is done correctly.
Officials say customers will not have any loss of service throughout the cleansing process.
The idea of replacing the water tank altogether couldl be discussed some time next week.
This week, the TCWS Board will host an emergency meeting Friday at 8:00 p.m. Residents from the Paint Pony subdivision with concerns are asked to go to 400 Midland Avenue, suite 250 in Woodland Park to attend the meeting.
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