Water line break near Tremonton repaired, residents still asked to decrease water use

Posted at 11:16 AM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-25 00:01:46-04

TREMONTON, Utah – A water line break east of Tremonton has been repaired, but authorities are asking residents to stop water usage outside their homes.

Residents are also asked to significantly decrease water usage inside their homes.

Tremonton City Emergency Management Coordinator Jim Hess said residents should stop all non-essential water use, including doing laundry.

Tremonton City Public Works Director Paul Fulgham said his crews noticed the city water tanks’ levels lowering significantly since Saturday. Over the weekend, crews looked for the leak but couldn’t find it.

“We had people in town for Pioneer Day [and] weekend festivities, so we thought maybe they were using more water than a typical weekend and that was the problem,” said Fulgham.

But by Monday morning, the levels were much lower and so crews kept looking for a leak in the Bear River Bottoms. They found it and fixed it.  However, since the water levels were so low, they sent out a city-wide “code red” to make sure excess water use was not used. 

“Hopefully, the water levels will be back up to a level where residents can use their city water as they need by [Tuesday],” said Fulgham.