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Clinton City boil advisory remains in effect after coliform found in water

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Jun 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-09 13:41:45-04

CLINTON, Utah – Clinton City officials said the boil order remains in effect after coliform bacteria was found in the water supply over the weekend.

According to a post on the city’s Facebook page, superchlorination treatments have shown encouraging results as E.coli was not found Sunday, though coliform was.

The Health Department requires two consecutive tests with no contamination before the boil advisory can be lifted, and because each test requires 24 hours to complete the water advisory will be in effect for at least a few more days.

The issue with the water supply was first announced Saturday, and this is the second city in Davis County to issue a boil order this weekend. Click here for details on the water situation in Syracuse.

Residents should not ingest the culinary water or use it to wash their hands or brush their teeth unless it has been boiled first (residents should bring the water to a “rapid boil” for one minute). Ice cubes made with tap water should be thrown out.

See below for the full Facebook post from Clinton City regarding Sunday’s update to the water contamination. Visit the city’s website for updates on the water advisory. The website states: “The City has set up an after hours hotline at (801) 614-0700 for any questions.  However the website will be your best source of information.”