Earlier this week, the City of Englewood notified residents of Zone 1 of the city’s water system of positive tests for E. coli — and said they should boil water for three minutes before drinking it, to be safe. As of Friday morning, that boil water advisory is still in effect, according to a city worker who answered a call to the city’s designated boil-water line.
On Wednesday those phone alerts also notified a lot of people who were not affected, and a Denver Water spokesperson told Denverite on Wednesday, Denver and Englewood have different systems.
The Arapahoe County Office of Emergency Management said in a release on Thursday that “for reasons currently under investigation by software engineers, the alert went beyond the set parameters notifying residents outside the city.”
For those affected, Englewood set up a water distribution center at the Civic Center at 1000 Englewood Pkwy., delivering drinking water and water tanks, the ACOEM said.