Lafayette lifts boil order after E. coli scare

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Officials in Lafayette have lifted a boil order that was in place for some residents after E. coli was found in the water.

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DENVER (AP) Lafayette officials have lifted a boil order that was put in place for some residents following a positive test for E. coli contamination.

The affected areas included homes east of 95th Street and north of Baseline Road and a small area south of Baseline Road near Indian Peaks Drive. The boil order was issued Friday evening after officials consulted with inspectors from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

KCNC-TV reports the order was lifted Saturday evening after water and health officials determined the positive test result was localized and didn't impact the municipal water system.

The Public Works Department flushed elevated levels of chlorinated water through the system.

Residents in the affected areas were asked to boil their water for at least three minutes before using it.

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