October 6 Water Main Repair Updates

 Emergency response crews for the City of Manitou Springs have successfully repaired the water main connecting Manitou Springs to its water storage tank.

Now that the water service is being turned on again, discolored water and/or low water pressure are normal. Please run your bathtub tap on cold to resolve the issue.

Thank you to the Manitou Springs community for working together to conserve water during this repair!

City of Manitou Springs emergency response crews are hard at work to repair the water main connecting Manitou Springs to its water storage tank. Crews are optimistic that they can have the repair completed by 6:15PM on October 6th, 2022.

While these repairs are being made, the City is continuing to urge its residents to conserve as much water as possible:

•    Turn off sprinklers
•    Do not wash sidewalks, cars, etc. with water
•    Avoid laundry, dishwashing, etc.
•    Do not use water for anything but necessary activities

Once the water connection is restored, discolored water and/or low water pressure are normal. Please run your bathtub tap on cold to resolve the issue.

A central location for updates on this issue is on the City’s website. 

More updates will come as more information is available. 

The City of Manitou Springs’ Public Works department is performing an emergency water main repair on the water main that connects the City’s water storage tank to all of Manitou Springs. As a result, this will create a water disruption for a large percentage of households in Manitou Springs, as water pressure in our system drops. For this reason, the City is urging its residents to conserve as much water as possible:

  • Turn off sprinklers
  • Do not wash sidewalks, cars, etc. with water
  • Avoid laundry, dishwashing, etc.
  • Do not use water for anything but necessary activities

Currently, there is no estimated time of completion as the City’s emergency response crews are beginning the digging to locate the main that requires a repair. City crews are currently assessing the situation and still gathering data on who all is and is not affected by this water disruption. The Mineral Springs are not connected to our main water system, so they will remain running during this process.

Once the water connection is restored, discolored water and/or low water pressure are normal. Please run your bathtub tap on cold to resolve the issue.

More updates will come as more information is available.