Sandy City lifts no-drink order for all affected homes

Posted at 10:53 AM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-18 09:36:19-05

SANDY, Utah - The no-drink order for Sandy City was lifted Sunday for all parts of the city potentially affected by high metal content in the water.

Sandy City said the decision to lift the order was made with the consultation of the DEQ and EPA. The no drink order affected as many as 2,200 homes at its peak.

A town hall is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at The Theatre at Mount Jordan to discuss the water quality issues.

Water samples taken from the area show that the levels of metal in the water have returned to a safe drinking level.

Sandy City adds samples taken at Altara Elementary, Sunrise Elementary and Alta High School showed no elevated levels of metal.

"The area where the No Drink Order has been lifted encompasses approximately 600 homes," a press release stated. "Results from 192 samples taken from homes around the area show that all levels of metals have returned to safe drinking levels. One sample from a home tested higher than normal for lead. Samples from the homes on either side tested in safe drinking levels. The homeowner will be contacted directly and the home’s plumbing system will be further investigated by Sandy City."