The loss of a chlorine injector and loss of pressure in the distribution system may allow disease-causing organisms to enter the water system, a release said.
CASTLE PINES, Colo. — A boil advisory was issued for residents of Castle Pines Thursday until further notice as directed by the Water Quality Control Division (WQCD) of the Colorado Public Health & Environment (CDPHE).
Due to a loss of pressure in almost half of their distribution centers and low pressure on the other half, Castle Pines North Metro District (CPNMD) said the water could allow disease-causing organisms to enter the water system.
No contamination has been detected, said CPNMD, but organisms likely to enter the water system are bacteria, viruses and parasites.
Symptoms that could be associated with organisms in drinking water are nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches.
CPNMD said if someone is experiencing these experiencing over a long period of time, they should seek medical guidance.
How to observe the advisory
The distribution center will be flushed, said CPNMD, and they will monitor and collect bacteriological samples. Once everything is safe, CPNMD said they would notify consumers through email and their website once the boil advisory has been lifted.
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