Glenwood Springs, Colo.- All non-essential use of water is restricted until 5PM June 25, 2020. The City of Glenwood Springs is continuing the water usage restrictions to allow the Water Plant to refill water levels after the raw water line broke Wednesday June 24, 2020.
City Crews worked until 2AM Thursday morning to repair the broken raw water line and a section of Red Mountain Drive that was damaged. Work began refilling water tanks at midnight and morning crews continue to recharge and test the system. The water line that broke is approximately 50 years old and made of ductile iron. The City estimates the work and repair to cost $25,000, however are still finalizing numbers.
Eagle Sanitation District and Glenwood Hot Springs pool assisted the effort by providing materials. Eagle Sanitation District was able to provide pipe fittings that the City will replace. The Glenwood Hot Springs pool provided a section of new pipe.
Notification of the water line break and water restrictions was sent out via Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority to subscribers. Residents can go to www.GarCo911.org and sign up to receive notifications tailored to geographic area and type.
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