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The original item was published from May 30, 2019 11:36 AM to July 15, 2019 6:43 PM
Snake River Water District water is being tested to confirm whether it is safe to drink, and it may take up to three days to get test results. The Snake River Water District extends from Montezuma Road to Landfill and Soda Ridge Roads in Keystone, CO. The River Course at Keystone is also included in the Snake River Water District.
The American Red Cross will provide bottled water from 7 am-8 am and 7 pm-8 pm on May 31 and June 1, in addition to distribution on May 30 from 5 - 6 pm, at the following locations:
At the intersection of Highway 6 and Tennis Club Road in the Keystone Ski Resort Employee Center Parking Lot.
River Run Parking Lot (Keystone) in the northeast corner.
STATEMENT FROM DENVER WATER: "We continue to monitor the situation along with public health and local agencies and can assure Denver Water customers their drinking water is safe. Denver Water’s work to provide the highest quality water begins well before it reaches the treatment plants. Denver Water takes more than 35,000 samples and performs nearly 70,000 tests every year throughout its system, from the mountain streams to city taps."
The American Red Cross will provide bottled water from 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. tonight at the following locations:
* At the intersection of Hwy 6 and Tennis Club Road in the Keystone Ski Resort Employee Center parking lot
* River Run Parking Lot (Keystone) in the northeast corner
The Breckenridge Recreation Center at 880 Airport Road in Breckenridge is currently available for showers at no cost to those impacted by this incident.
Due to contaminated water in the Snake River, Summit County Public Health officials recommend that the public avoid contact with the Snake River and Peru Creek. Officials are also recommending that Snake River Water users not consume the water from their taps and avoid any contact until further notice. Officials are working with state and federal partners to investigate the source of the contamination and eliminate it. Officials are also investigating the risk posed to the public and will provide further information as it becomes available.