Flushing Starts Tuesday

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Alamosa, Colo. (AP) Officials start flushing the municipal water system in Alamosa, Colorado, today to rid it of the salmonella bacteria that has sickened more than 200 people.

The roughly 8,500 residents of the southern Colorado town won't be able to drink water from the tap until the chemical is washed out. That could take three weeks. Neighboring communities, businesses and the Colorado National Guard have trucked in bottled
Water and supplied tankers.

Officials say they've ruled out wastewater contamination, disgruntled workers and terrorism as sources of the bacteria.

A state spokeswoman says the aquifer that's the town's water source appears to be fine.


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