Gov. Bill Ritter announced Friday that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has lifted the state-imposed “boil water order” for the city of Alamosa.
The boil-water order was put in place on March 19 due to a salmonella outbreak in the city’s water supply.
As of April 8, Alamosa had reported 389 cases of salmonella, with 107 of those cases confirmed by laboratory testing. Sixteen people were hospitalized.
“The citizens of Alamosa have shown their character and resiliency in getting through what has been a unique public health emergency in Colorado,” Gov. Ritter said. “While the state was able to quickly mobilize assistance to the community, I want to commend Alamosa city and county employees and its residents for working together during this hardship.”
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