Water service restored to all homes in Brighton after boil order

BRIGHTON, Colo. - Water service was fully restored to 18 homes in the area of 33rd Avenue and Southern Street in Brighton Sunday morning.

Service to the homes had been shut-off while City of Brighton utilities workers completed disinfection and testing protocols to ensure there was no danger to the city’s water system, city officials said.

The City of Brighton’s Office of Emergency Management arranged for bottled and non-potable water to be supplied for those residents who preferred to remain in their homes, and arranged hotel accommodations at city expense for those who elected to relocate during the process.

The City of Brighton's boil water advisory ended Saturday morning. The city confirmed the 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.

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.

The site of the initial positive test result will continue to be tested monthly by the City of Brighton.