Nibley residents without water until at least Friday afternoon when test results expected

Posted at 3:49 PM, Apr 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-24 12:39:45-04

NIBLEY, Utah - Residents in Nibley will be without drinking water until at least Friday afternoon, according to city officials.

The test results aren't expected back from the lab until the late afternoon.

Officials ordered Nibley residents to immediately stop using their culinary water Wednesday.

Nibley City Utility Director Stephen Nelson said diesel fuel was discovered in the city's spring and has contaminated the water.

Nelson said it's important residents understand this is not a boil order; boiling the water will not remove the contamination.

He said the warning is a strict prohibition against using the culinary water.

City crews are working to isolate the spring and once that is done, the water system will be flushed removing the fuel from the spring.

Nelson said residents will be notified when the water is safe to drink and use for cooking.

Several surrounding cities have made water taps available for Nibley residents to fill water containers:

  • Logan City Black Hawk Park on the west side; 250 W Legrand Street, Logan
  • Providence City Zollinger Park will have three taps available; 200 West 50 North, Providence
  • Hyrum City Senior Center will have three taps available; 675 East Main, Hyrum

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