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Colorado City Metro District issues Emergency Alert regarding mechanical problems at its water treatment plant

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Posted at 5:57 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 20:56:46-04

PUEBLO COUNTY — The Colorado City Metro District issued Emergency Alert regarding mechanical problems at its water treatment plant on Friday afternoon.

Currently, CCMD is experiencing extremely low water storage levels due to the mechanical problems and has a crew on-sight trying to resolve the issue.

This issue does not affect Pueblo Water customers in any way. Pueblo’s water is safe to drink and there are no restrictions whatsoever regarding Pueblo Water.

Some residents outside of Colorado City, in other parts of Pueblo County, may have gotten notifications about the mechanical problem. This is due to problems with the reverse notification system and how it reads maps. Residents who are not in Colorado City, are not impacted, even if they got a notification.

According to CCMD, 5% of their 1,100 customers are affected by this problem.

Colorado City Metro District is asking consumers to please limit household use, no outdoor watering and the standpipe customers will be limited to 500 gallons per day and the hours for the standpipe will be from 5pm to 7pm daily.

Those hours of operation for the standpipe are subject to change if supply is depleted.

During this time customers may experience low pressure or no water.

There is no definitive time frame for services being restored to normal status.

This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.