Water troubles in Colorado

In Alamosa, Colorado the water is not safe to drink. It's contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Although Salmonella outbreaks are pretty common, it is pretty rare to find it in a municipal water source. As of 11 a.m. Monday the 24th, 217 cases of Salmonella were reported, with 68 confirmed cases. For more information about this outbreak see the following links:
Colorado Department of Health
National Public Radio

I drink tap water and will continue to do so, it's safe and better for the environment. Where do you get your drinking water from and why?

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

zephyr's picture
zephyr says:

this is scary im glad in don't live in Colorado.... is there any chance that this will get up here in Minnesota

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 9:50am
nelson.robin's picture
nelson.robin says:

oh ma god thats crazy. what if that happened here i would lose ma mind because i love water and knowing we cant drink it would scare the heck out of me.... WOW

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 9:51am
vidya's picture
vidya says:

heya, dont be afraid of ur water being contaminated, d simple solution is 2 boil ur water for atleast 1 minute n u'll be safe 4rm d bacteria that contaminates ur water, so wen or if u feel d risk, just boil it 4 a minute;)...

posted on Wed, 04/09/2008 - 4:50pm
tiffany_88's picture
tiffany_88 says:

Wow it's incredible, the water is the elements most important for the human and a resources to survived.

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 9:52am
bert123's picture
bert123 says:

that is crazy how did it get in the water? is my question
IBI Call it what you want IBI

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 9:56am
Laurie's picture
Laurie says:

The experts are trying to figure out how the bacteria got into the water. It may have been contamination from a broken sewage pipe. Salmonella like other food borne diseases are passed to humans through food or water contaminated by animal (or human) feces.

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:18am
andyshadexx's picture
andyshadexx says:

Oh O.O well i guess that could be fix in away. When i first read the head line i thought the water have dry up in Colorado or something. It there any cause of the contaminated thought?

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 9:56am
LEE's picture
LEE says:

Dang really! I wonder if that'll happen in Minnesota? since they already found some traces of all those yucky things in our water up here who knows what could be in our waters next.

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 9:58am
hmoob_muas's picture
hmoob_muas says:

what will happen if you do drink the contaminated water...

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 9:58am
Laurie's picture
Laurie says:

Symptoms begin 12-72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. These symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramps and fever.

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:20am
Kunicki24's picture
Kunicki24 says:

what is up with all this nasty stuff in water...

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 9:59am
BLB's picture
BLB says:

DANG this stuff is scary, especially in water.! And that is a huge number of cases for salmonella..


posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:02am
Looney_Tooney's picture
Looney_Tooney says:

This is why Minnesota Rules!!

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:02am
montez's picture
montez says:

that sucks so what are they doing for water

posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:20am
Candice_318's picture
Candice_318 says:

And this is why i don't drink water just kool-aid...Oh yeah kool-aid got water in it....

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posted on Thu, 03/27/2008 - 10:22am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Have they thought about the fact that chicken can carry this as well as eggs. I know there is probably not as muc farming there, but farm run off can cause problems like this.

posted on Sat, 03/29/2008 - 3:33pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

that was so good! i liked it very much. we have healthy water and are glad. we need to use it to brush our teeth better! p.s. i dont brush mine long enough and thats too bad because our water has chlorine in it, and chlorine helps keep my teeth strong. bottled water doesn't have chlorine.

posted on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 10:58am
Liza's picture
Liza says:


Lots of bottled water is bottled right from a tap somewhere, and if that's the case, it probably does contain chlorine. Chlorine is the same chemical used in swimming pools to help kill viruses and bacteria. And it's in municipal water supplies for the same reason. But tap water usually also contains fluoride, which is good for your teeth. And bottled water may or may not have that.

posted on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 11:20am
kiyuth's picture
kiyuth says:

i love water so much

posted on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 1:27pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

hahaha. ill drink any water...........
ill just boil them. using my brain.

posted on Thu, 04/10/2008 - 11:51am
hawa's picture
hawa says:

I know me too, i drink any kind of water but not the dirty one.

posted on Thu, 04/17/2008 - 9:56am
diamond2008's picture
diamond2008 says:

whats up with all the water being polluted these days

posted on Fri, 04/18/2008 - 10:40am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

I think that we shouldn't pollute anymore

posted on Fri, 04/18/2008 - 10:52am

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