Boil water advisory lifted in Brighton

Contamination never spread beyond one neighborhood

BRIGHTON, Colo. - The City of Brighton's boil water advisory ended Saturday morning. The city is confirming an E. Coli contamination never spread beyond the neighborhood where it was detected.

The advisory was issued Wednesday after routine sampling of water samples from thirty sites throughout the city found one sample contaminated with E. Coli and total coliform.

"We would like to thank the citizens of Brighton for their patience, understanding, and support as we completed the precautionary process required to ensure our water system is as safe as we’ve always known it to be," City spokesman John Bradley wrote in a press release.

Friday, the city shut off water to 18 homes in the Cottonwood subdivision along South 33rd Avenue. That's where the initial test and other checks found the contaminants in the water.

A work crew injected a chlorine solution into the lines feeding those homes in an attempt to decontaminate the system there.