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Clifton Water District

Had the following Violations Identified During a Drinking Water Inspection


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Our water system recently violated a drinking water requirement. Although this situation is not an emergency, as our customers you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation. 

A routine drinking water inspection conducted on 2/13/2024 by the state drinking water program identified the following violations that may pose a risk to public health.


Identified ViolationDate Correction is RequiredSteps We Are Taking
Supplier has Permitted a Cross Connection. (T2):Supplier has either permitted or installed a cross connection and was unable control the cross connection within the 120 day deadline, or by a Department approved alternative schedule. This is a BPCCC treatment technique violation of Regulation 11 Section 11.39(6)(a)(ii)July 5, 2024There are certain identified connections from businesses in the area that have not been compliant with District policy for having backflow prevention devices tested. Clifton Water staff are working diligently to correct the issue. Untested backflow devices are being verified and District staff will test and inspect each device to eliminate any risk of back-siphonage contamination.
Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control Program (T3): Supplier has failed to develop or implement a written backflow prevention and cross-connection control program (BPCCC). This is a BPCCC violation of Regulation 11, Section 11.39(6)(b)(i). July 5, 2024Clifton Water has a written program and policy on cross-connection control. The violation is in response to untested backflow prevention devices. It is the obligation of Clifton Water to enforce action on service connections containing untested backflow assemblies. District staff are currently taking measures to ensure that the written program is followed and implemented.
Comprehensive Storage Tank Inspections Not Performed or Documented (T2): Supplier failed to perform or document comprehensive tank inspections. This is a storage tank rule treatment technique violation of Regulation 11, Section 11.28(4)(c)(iii). CorrectedAll storage tanks have undergone full comprehensive tank inspections in 2022 and 2023. The two largest storage tanks were remodeled or rehabilitated in 2021. The violation for failure to document storage tank inspections were from years prior to 2021.
Sanitary Defects at Storage Tanks (T2): Supplier failed to satisfactorily correct sanitary defect(s) that were identified during the supplier's inspection and documented in the tank inspection plan. This is a storage tank rule treatment technique violation of Regulation 11, Section 11.28(4)(c)(v).CorrectedThe water storage tank identified to have sanitary defects was removed from service in August of 2023. The storage tank has been disconnected from the distribution piping system.
  • Inadequately maintained storage tanks, identified through inspections, may allow contaminants or disease-causing organisms to enter the drinking water, which can cause diarrhea, nausea, cramps, and associated headaches.
  • Uncontrolled cross-connections can lead to a back pressure or siphonage event that may allow contaminants or disease-causing organisms to enter the drinking water, which can cause diarrhea, nausea, cramps, and associated headaches.


What does this mean? What should I do?


  • There is nothing you need to do at this time. If a situation arises where the water is no longer safe to drink, you will be notified within 24 hours.


  • Clifton Water has not seen any evidence of contamination in the water distribution system. All water storage tanks have been inspected and are currently in compliance. District staff continues to follow drinking water standards for bacteriological and water quality testing.


  •   Although violations have been identified for cross-connection control due to untested backflow prevention assemblies, the water system has not experienced any events that would cause back pressure or siphonage that places the water system at risk for contamination.


We anticipate resolving the problem by July 5, 2024. For more information, please contact Ty Jones at or 970-434-7328, or 510 34 Rd Clifton, CO 81520.


*Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.*


This notice is being sent to you by: Clifton Water District - CO 0139180

Date distributed: March 16, 2024