KUSA - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment tells 9Wants to Know that the following areas are under drinking water advisories as of Tuesday afternoon:
Lyons: This town has been evacuated. A boil water order remains in effect. City officials also say it is very important that people who are still staying in Lyons stop using all toilets. Sewer lines are full of rocks and debris and sewage will begin coming up into homes.
AllensPark: Customers of Meadow Mountain Water Supply Company are advised to boil their water. This company has had past issues with meeting state standards for turbidity levels. It serves about 100 homes.
Firestone: The boil order was lifted Wednesday after new water tests Tuesday. For details, go to the Firestone town website.
Left Hand Water District: Most restrictions lifted on Tuesday evening. About 200 homes in the far western part of the district, along Highway 36 remain under boil water advisory. Check www.lefthandwater.org for specific information.
Loveland: 73 Customers located west of West Ridge Drive and US Highway 34 are being warned to use bottled water only. A list of the affected addresses are available at the city's website. Water customers are being notified by phone, hand delivery where possible, and through the Loveland Red Cross shelter.
For details on how to flush out your water system after a boil water order is lifted, follow these steps from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Private wells that have been flooded or otherwise contaminated must be thoroughly disinfected before use. Public health officials say owners should inspect the well, pump out possibly contaminated water, and disinfect with chlorine. Two days after disinfection, well users should collect a sample of water for bacteriological analysis, using only a sterile container furnished by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment or their local public health agency.
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