Alamosa Schools Plan To Reopen Monday

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Alamosa, Colo. (AP) Alamosa officials plan to reopen city schools today as crews continue flushing the city water system to purge salmonella bacteria.

The schools closed last Tuesday, when officials began pumping high concentrations of chlorine into the water. Adams State College closed Wednesday.

Chlorine levels in parts of the city have dropped to where residents can take quick showers, but it is still unsuitable for drinking. In other parts, city water can only be used to flush toilets.

Since March 19th, residents have been told not to use water straight from the tap, after bacteria was found. The source of contamination is unknown.

There have been at least 85 confirmed cases of salmonella and 315 people sickened.


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