MANITOU SPRINGS — The City of Manitou Springs' Public Works department announced emergency water main repairs connecting the City's water storage tank to all of Manitou Springs on Wednesday afternoon.
The work was expected to create a disruption for a large percentage of homes in Manitou Springs as water pressure dropped.
Fortunately, crews were able to get repairs in place by the 4:00 p.m. hour.
The city says that once the water connection is restored, discolored water and/or low water pressure is normal. Residents are advised to run bathtubs on cold to resolve the issue.
There were two main bursts in Manitou: one on Mesa Drive, the other on Via Linda Vista.
The City is urged residents to conserve water by doing the following:
- Turn off sprinklers
- Do not wash sidewalks, cars, etc. with water
- Avoid laundry, dishwashing, etc.
- Do not use water for anything but necessary activities
A central location for updates on this issue can be found on the City’s website.
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