COSTILLA COUNTY – A boil water advisory has been lifted and members of the San Acacio Domestic Water Association have been cleared to resume tap water for all purposes.
A main water pipe burst on Friday, and work began right away to make repairs. The break was fixed and water service restored on Monday.
Whenever a break in water service occurs, a precautionary boil water advisory is issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Water Quality Control Division. Sampling has been done and lab tests have confirmed that that there was no contamination of the water supply during the break in service.
During the two days that the advisory was in place, the small community water system was supported in its response by Costilla County’s Emergency Manager and Public Health Agency; the Regional Emergency Operations Center in Alamosa; and state health department experts. Generous donations by Rio Grande Hospital, Valley Wide Health Systems, and Walmart ensured that there was plenty of bottled water and hand sanitizer available to meet the needs of residents.