Posted: Aug 18, 2010 3:11 PM by Greg Boyce
Updated: Aug 18, 2010 3:11 PM
A mandatory boil order has been issued for people who get their water from the Mountain Mutual Water Company in Teller County.
Tests showed e-coli readings that are above safe levels. E-coli is found in animal feces and can cause illness in humans. A phone message at Mountain Mutual Water Company in Cripple creek confirmed a test with abnormal e-coli levels. The contamination was traced to a cistern, which has now been cleaned out. The message says more testing will be done Thursday and asks people to boil water before drinking it or using it in cooking.
Mountain Mutual Water Company operates the central water system for Cripple Creek Mountain Estates. About 300 homes are served by the water company.
The water comes from wells located at Gillette Flats in Teller County.