Apr 2, 2010 7:48 PM by Nicole Vandeputte, News First 5

Florissant under boil order

Florissant is under a water boil order for the next seven days.

An official with the water department there says that a pipe burst on Wednesday. There was so much water from the snow melt that crews had a hard time finding the leak. They finally found it yesterday. By then, 100,000 gallons of water leaked out.

They've brought in more water, but they're still asking customers to boil their tap water for the next week. This will affect about 40 customers.

The water board there is a small one, with mostly volunteers. They say they will try to implement changes in the future to keep this from happening again. They would like to install alarms, but say they don't really have the money.



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