Hot Sulphur Springs water system back in business; town develops Web site for stimulus project
July 14, 2009
Shut down because of a heavy sediment load in the Colorado River due to a pond breech on Orvis Shorefox property last week, the Hot Sulphur Springs water treatment plant returned to normal operations by Monday.
Reduced sediment loads in the river allowed town residents to return to every-other-day outside watering schedules. Residents had been under much stricter water restrictions since July 8 due to water turbidity levels 60 times higher than typical runoff quality, the town reported.
The sediment spill was a setback to a town painstakingly working to improve its water system. Hot Sulphur Springs successfully met its comprehensive application deadline to receive stimulus funds for major improvement projects to the system and is about to release bid information to solicit contractors for the project.
A Web site dedicated the “Hot Sulphur Springs Drinking Water Recovery Project” has been launched to keep residents better informed of the water-system stimulus project.
Potential contractors should look to the site for bid information, which is expected to be available this week.
In addition, a new Web site for the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs was launched in May.
– Tonya Bina can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19603 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.