Boil order lifted in Oakley; residents should run water for 15 minutes before drinking

Posted at 5:08 PM, May 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-21 21:51:24-04

UPDATE: According to Summit County’s Website, the boil order has been lifted as of 5 p.m Thursday. Residents are advised to run their tap water for 15 minutes before drinking it.

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Health Department officials have issued a boil order for everyone using water from the Oakley City Water System Wednesday after water samples failed quality tests.

Katie Mullaly, Summit County Health Department, said the public water system in the Oakley area failed two water quality tests for bacteria, and as a result they are purifying the system. It was not clear specifically which type or types of bacteria were found.

The water will be tested again Thursday, but until it passes the tests residents must boil the water before drinking or cooking with the water. Mullaly said they have notified the residents effected by the boil order.