Update: January 4
Household water supplies in Superior and Louisville could be unsafe to use after the fires that swept through Boulder County last week.
Officials in those communities are instructing residents to boil tap water before using it. Contaminants could be entering through leaky pipes damaged by the fire or water lines that lost pressure.
The boil water order is in effect until further notice. On Wednesday, officials said they hope to end the notice on Sunday.
More stories about the Boulder County Fires
- Boulder County fires: Where to find resources and how to help
- Boulder County firefighters lost crucial early minutes because they couldn’t find the start of the Marshall fire
- How the Boulder County fires contaminated water supplies in Superior and Louisville
- Why a fire scientist sees climate fingerprints on the suburban Boulder County fires
- ‘What was important was life’: Marshall fire evacuee recalls losing his house, and being saved by the community
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