Englewood’s Boil Water Advisory Lifted – CBS Denver
ENGLEWOOD, color (CBS4) – The drinking water advice because of E. coli has been lifted in Englewood. Officials say customers should throw away ice, flush their faucets and flush other appliances “to ensure all potentially contaminated water is removed” before using tap water again for drinking, cooking and brushing teeth.
The first warning about the cook order was sent to people in the Denver metro area Wednesday night, but it only affected part of the city of Englewood, just south of the Denver city limits.
Customers in Zone 1 can again use tap water for all purposes. That includes residences east of Santa Fe Drive and around South Broadway between East Yale Avenue and East Quincy Avenue.
Officials say they test water at dozens of locations at the beginning of each month. This month they ran tests at 24 sites and one of them was found to contain E. coli bacteria.
CLUTCH: City of Englewood Cook Order
“The health and safety of our community is of the utmost importance to us as a public water supplier. We understand that this issue has disturbed our customers and appreciate their patience and understanding as we worked to resolve the issue. When a system issue like this occurs, our top priority is to keep the community safe,” Utilities Director Pieter Van Ry said in a prepared statement.
The City of Englewood has provided the following information about what residents should do when a cooking order is lifted.
– Flush the plumbing in your home by running all cold water faucets for at least five minutes each. Start with the lowest faucet in your home or business, then open the other faucets one at a time, from your lowest floor to your highest. After five minutes, turn off your faucets in reverse order, from high to low.
– Flush all appliances connected to the water supply, such as refrigerators and dishwashers.
– Disposable filters that have come into contact with contaminated water must be removed and replaced.
– Ice from ice machines must be dumped and replaced three times. The ice maker containers should be wiped clean with a solution of two tablespoons of bleach to one gallon of water.