Rifle lifts boil-water order | PostIndependent.com

Rifle lifts boil-water order

City water in Rifle is now safe to drink and no longer requires boiling.A test of a second set of water samples throughout the system was performed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment laboratory, and results showed no coliform in the samples. The city has now lifted a boil-water order that had been in effect since Monday evening.”Everything is back to normal as of today,” said City Manager John Hier. “But we do recommend if people haven’t used their water systems in the last several days that they flush them a bit first.”City employees on Friday were handing out notices of the safe drinking water door-to-door to residences, businesses, restaurants, nursing homes and hospitals.A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Rifle City Hall with water treatment employees on hand to answer any citizen questions about the boil order and the city’s water system. For more information, please call the city of Rifle, 625-2121 or the water treatment plant at 625-6283.For more information, please call the city of Rifle, 625-2121 or the water treatment plant at 625-6283.

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