Town of San Luis Water Incident Update

The San Luis Valley Regional EOC remains open and activated supporting the Town of San Luis on day eight of the incident.  This morning demolization was initiated.  For additional information read the press release from Linda Smith, Incident PIO or visit their website at

San Luis Valley Regional  EOC PIO CONTACT: Linda Smith
PHONE: (719) 937-3143
Costilla County Public Health Agency Vivian Gallegos, Director

Water Advisory Ends for Town of San Luis
San Luis – The boil water advisory has been lifted and customers of the San Luis Water and Sanitation District can now use tap water for all purposes. After routine water tests revealed bacterial contamination in the water last week, local officials have consulted with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Water Quality Control Division to correct the problem.  The water supply has now been determined to be safe for consumption and all restrictions have been removed for water use.It is recommended that residents who have appliances that dispense ice or water replace filters prior to beginning to use them.  

The San Luis Water and Sanitation District has decided to voluntarily give up the waiver that has allowed the water to not be chlorinated in the past.  Water is currently being chlorinated and it will continue to be chlorinated in the future.

Many people and businesses have volunteered time, water, and hand sanitizer since the boil water advisory was issued on February 22.

Current information is available at or by calling (719) 672-3457.