Syracuse water boil order canceled; water safe after residents flush systems

Posted at 6:55 PM, Jun 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-11 17:44:36-04

SYRACUSE, Utah – The Davis County Health Department and Syracuse City have canceled the water boil advisory Thursday.

The water is now safe to use after residents flush their systems. (Scroll to the bottom of this post or click here for a printable PDF of the flushing instructions.)

The boil order, in place since Friday, was partially lifted Tuesday.

Culinary was determined safe only for customers located from the eastern boundary of the city, and including, 3000 West, according to the Syracuse City website.

Those living west of 3000 West are advised to continue boiling water before consumption.

Water east of 3000 West has consistently passed the E.Coli and Coliform lab tests and is safe to use.

Please review and implement the following flushing procedures for each applicable plumbing fixture or appliance PRIOR to using culinary water. 

  • Faucets – 20 minutes cold
  • Showers – 20 minutes cold
  • Toilets – None Required
  • Washing Machines – None Required
  • Dish Washers – None Required
  • Outdoor Spigots – 5 minutes, disconnect hose because of potential siphon risk.
  • Refrigerator Water Dispenser – 5 minutes
  • Faucet/Fridge Water Filters – Consider replacing filter per manufacturer’s recommendation
  • In Line Water Filter – Consider replacing filter per manufacturer’s  recommendation
  • Ice Makers – Dump all existing ice
  • Water Heaters – Run hot water from all faucets until water runs cold. Second option is to drain water heater using spigot/release on the bottom of heater
  • Water Softeners – Cycle water softener per manufacturer’s recommendation
  • Reverse Osmosis Systems – Cycle through and consider replacing filters per manufacturer’s recommendation
  • Soft Drink Dispensers – Disconnect flavoring and cycle water through until replaced with fresh water, reconnect flavoring