City of Steamboat Springs issues water boil order, rescinds it |

City of Steamboat Springs issues water boil order, rescinds it

— The city of Steamboat Springs has rescinded a boil water advisory that was issued at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday for all city water users, including Steamboat II, Silver Spur and Heritage Park. The Mount Werner and Treehaus water utility systems were not placed under the advisory.

Residents were alerted to the situation through the city's reverse 911 system.

According to a news release issued by City Manager Deb Hinsvark, an air release valve on Golf View Way malfunctioned at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. During the process of isolating and repairing the valve, some contaminated water possibly infiltrated the city's water system.

As a precautionary measure, the city issued the boil water advisory though the possibility of contamination was minimal.

During the night, the city's water department conducted multiple chlorine residual tests throughout its system.

"Based on those tests and consultation with the Water Quality Control Division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and with the Routt County Environmental Health Department, we are confident that the city's water system has not been contaminated," city officials said in the news release. "The water is safe for human consumption."

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The problem was resolved at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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