Carbon County Issues Critical Water Alert In Wake of Multiple Source Issues

Carbon County Issues Critical Water Alert In Wake of Multiple Source Issues

Repairs are almost finished on a 32-mile steel pipeline which carries water from Sage Creek Basin Collection System to the Rawlins Water Treatment plant. (Photo: City of Rawlins Facebook)

RAWLINS — Carbon County government officials have issued a critical water alert today after several issues struck the Rawlins and Sinclair water supplies on Thursday.

Posts from the City of Rawlins Facebook page show that three issues have forced officials to order a “boil water” alert to residents through at least the middle of next week.

Reduced flow into town from the springs, in-town water breaks which depleted the town’s tanks quicker than normal, and the water treatment plant experiencing lower than normal water intake have all caused the order.

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Residents are encouraged to boil their drinking water for at least three minutes before consuming it. The City of Rawlins has created a landing page on its website providing instructions to residents about how to handle the situation for the foreseeable future.

Anyone with questions about the alert is encouraged to call the C4 Emergency Call Center at 307-328-7777. Updates will also be available on the city’s website and Facebook page.