September 15, 2021 |

In Rawlins, a rumor that the water was unsafe to drink prompted numerous calls to City Hall this week. City Manager Shawn Metcalf offered his assurances to the public that although the municipality is struggling with ongoing infrastructure issues, the water coming from their taps remains perfectly safe to drink.

Speaking to Bigfoot 99’s Cali O’Hare, Metcalf explained the protocol for alerting the public if ever such a problem arose. Here’s her story.

Pictured above: Rawlins Mayor Terry Weickum (center), WWC Engineer Murray Schroeder, P.E. (immediate right), Councilwoman Linda Smith, and Police Chief Michael Ward (left) listen as Water Treatment Operator Carly Brown (top right) explains the components of Filter #2, one of four filters at the Rawlins Water Treatment Plant. Photo by Cali O’Hare/Bigfoot 99.


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