UPDATE MONDAY 2/13/2023 12:10 p.m.

(MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo.) — The City said crews have repaired the water main and turned the water back on, resolving the disruption. The City said discolored water and/or low water pressure are normal after a water main break and to run your bathtub tap on cold to resolve the issue.

ORIGINAL STORY: Manitou Springs performing emergency water main repair

UPDATE MONDAY 2/13/2023 10:20 a.m.

The City said crews have located the break and have begun repairs, the City expects the main to be repaired by 2 p.m. They ask the community to continue to conserve as much water as possible.

MONDAY 2/13/2023 9:01 a.m.

The City of Manitou Springs’ Public Works department is performing an emergency water main repair on the main that connects the Mesa water storage tank to Manitou Springs.

The City said this will create a water disruption for a large percentage of households.

The City is advising those living in the area to conserve as much water as possible as there is currently no estimated time of completion. According to the City, crews are beginning the digging to locate the main that requires repair.

The City of Manitou Springs recommends homeowners:

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

The City said crews are currently assessing the situation and are gathering data on who is and is not affected by the water disruption.

Once water is restored, discolored water and/or low pressure are normal said the City, and if you encounter this issue run the bathtub and tap on cold to resolve the problem.