At approximately 11:15 a.m., the City of Brighton experienced a large water main break at the intersection of North 7th Avenue and 168th Avenue. Water service has been shut off in this area due to necessary repairs to the water distribution system. Repairs will be made as quickly as possible. Service may be interrupted for an extended period of time. After we complete repairs, we will flush the water mains in your area. This process may stir up sediment in the pipes and result in discolored water. After we have restored water service, it is recommended to run cold water at each tap until the water clears and avoid washing laundry or using hot water.
Customers with compromised immune systems, infants, young children, and elderly may want to consider the temporary use of bottled water for drinking, brushing teeth, and food preparation. We do not anticipate that you will experience any adverse health effects from the repairs to your water service. However, if you develop any unexplained symptoms such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, and headaches, these may be an indication that the water has become contaminated, and you should seek medical advice.
The City of Brighton is providing drinking water, free of charge, to all city residents until the situation can be resolved. Bottled water is available at the Brighton Police Department (3401 East Bromley Lane) from 5:30 – 10 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday.
Please contact the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment 24-hour reporting hotline at 1-877-518-5608 with concerns and/or for additional information. Please share this information with other people who drink this water and call us at 303-655-2117 if you have any questions or need additional information.