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New UV Lights 'Zap' E. Coli To Make Denver's Water Cleaner

DENVER (CBS4) - Denver Public Works is using a new gadget that is meant to keep our water clean.

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New UV light vault to help stop the spread of E. coli in Denver's stormwater runoff. (credit: Denver Public Works)

A video the agency posted to their Twitter page shows a concrete box in the RiNo neighborhood with UV lights that zap any E. coli in the water.

The treated water then flows into the South Platte River.

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(credit: Denver Public Works)

Public Works officials say the vault is helping the city meet its 2020 sustainability goal.

It plans to install more of the UV lights around the city in the future.

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