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Possible Contamination of Water Supply at Water World June 11 - 13

A broken valve at Water World in Federal Heights likely allowed water from an irrigation pond to flow into the domestic water supply, which might have affected drinking fountains, and been used to make ice, drinks and food at all concession stands. This may also include water in some of the swimming pools. This may have affected guests who visited Water World only on Monday, June 11 through Wednesday, June 13. 

Symptoms from swallowing untreated water may include vomiting, diarrhea and fever. Symptoms can appear as soon as 12 hours after exposure and as long as 45 days after exposure. Anyone experiencing these symptoms who visited Water World on June 11, 12 or 13 should call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-692-2700 and then contact their health care provider. 

If you visited Water World on June 11, 12 or 13 and are not sick with vomiting, diarrhea and fever, watch for these symptoms to develop, but there is no need to call the health department at this time. You can call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 if you have questions about this event. 

Water World is in full cooperation to ensure that the retail food and swimming areas are safe. Water World will be closed Thursday, June 14 and will reopen Friday, June 15. 
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Certified Birth and Death Certificates Now Available in Douglas County

To enhance convenience of our services for Douglas County residents, Tri-County Health Department has opened a new birth and death certificates office in Castle Rock, at 410 South Wilcox Street, located one block south of Wilcox and Plum Creek Parkway.

A certified copy of a birth certificate is needed for passport applications, many school activities, and to apply for a Social Security Card. Hospital birth certificates with a baby footprint cannot be used as a legal document.

Birth and death certificates are available for any year in any Colorado county. Birth certificates cost $17.75 for the first copy and $10 for each additional copy if ordered at the same time. Death certificates cost $20 for the first copy and $13 for each additional copy if ordered at the same time.

The new office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30-noon and 1:00-4:30. Certificates are issued while-you-wait and typically take about five to ten minutes.  For more information call 720-200-1401 or visit

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