BRIGHTON, Colo. -- Carlos Morales said ugly, brownish-orange, foul smelling water is flowing through the pipes of his home at the Creekside South Estates in Brighton -- and now he’s worried about his health.
“I'm losing hair and I don't know what else is going on with my body with that water," he said.
“I just want to live a normal life like everybody else does. I feel like we're living in a third world country," said neighbor Shirley Shepherd, whose horse snubs the water.
Morales said his family has been putting up with the filthy water for a year.
While they have received notification from their HOA acknowledging the problem and a boil water advisory, they fear nothing is being done to find a solution to the problem.
Morales’ family must boil water or use bottled water to bathe, brush their teeth, do the dishes and everything else.
Mercedes Morales said she noticed hair loss after using the water. “
"Take a shower with this water? No," she said.
Shepherd said she has had to tote gallons of fresh water to her horse’s stable.
The HOA said it is still working to provide safe drinking water to the community.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment learned the system incurred numerous violations.
On July 3, CDPHE issued the boil water order because of bacteria.