May 21, 2011 1:29 PM by James H Egbert
Based on a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) advisory, Lake Pueblo State Park, has issued a boil order for all faucets and drinking water sources in the park.
Lake Pueblo State Park staff routinely samples the water in the park for safety, sends the samples to the CDPHE for testing. On Friday, the CDPHE found coli form bacteria over the allowable level in water at the north boat ramp restroom.
Brad Henley, Lake Pueblo State Park Manager, said the water system at the park is undergoing construction, which may have caused the problem. As a precaution, Henley extended the boil order for all faucets, taps and other drinking water sources on the north side of the park. "We believe that the boil order will protect park visitors. We regret the inconvenience, but public health and safety is our foremost concern," said Henley.
Staff at Lake Pueblo has posted "Boil Order" notices throughout the State Park to alert the public and protect the health and safety of all visitors.
The boil order will remain in effect until further notice. The staff will continue testing the water and the CDPHE will determine when the boil order can be rescinded, based on the test results.
The water system on the north side of the park will also be flushed out with clean water on Monday as an added precaution.