Parts of South Jordan, West Jordan without water due to main break

Posted at 4:07 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 19:45:28-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah --Parts of South Jordan and West Jordan will be without water for up to 24 hours after construction crews broke a 42-inch water main Friday.

Linda Towns, a public information manager for the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, said the break occurred at Old Bingham Highway and 6200 West as a construction crew was boring under the road.

FOX 13 News first heard report of the break just after 3:30 p.m.

Several meter stations in both cities were affected, and residents may experience low water pressure or may not have water service at all for the duration of the issue.

Residents and businesses located west of 4000 West are asked not to water their lawns or gardens or engage in any outdoor water use for the next 24 hours. The measure is to reserve water supply for residents and fire suppression (if necessary).

The break has also restricted access on Old Bingham Highway between 6400 and 6200 West. Crews are currently on scene to assess the damages and effect repairs.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.