EMPIRE — The Town of Empire is warning residents of possible interruptions to their water service as its treatment plant struggles to meet demand, and a boil order is now in place.
In a press release Saturday, town officials warned residents that they should prepare for intermittent loss of water and low pressure, with residents at higher elevations expected to see a greater loss of water pressure.
The Clear Creek County town’s water treatment facility is not able to produce enough clean water to meet demand and is at critically low levels, the release said.
Officials said the facility’s water supply, Madd Creek, is too low because of freezing conditions and an ongoing suspected water leak, which crews are attempting to locate, is compounding problems. The town is working to increase the water intake at the source and supplement water into the plant.
On Sunday, the Town of Empire said the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had issued a boil order for the town as a result of the circumstances. CDPHE said all residents in Empire should boil water for three minutes before consuming it.
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