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Boil advisory in Elk Ridge continues after tests show coliform bacteria

Posted at 5:36 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 15:08:38-04

ELK RIDGE, Utah — Elk Ridge City is advising its residents to boil their water before using it.

There was a break in the main water line at about 9 p.m. Thursday, causing rocks and dirt to enter the pipeline.

It is not a “boil order,” however. A boil order is issued when E.coli is confirmed in the system, which the city does not have at this time.

“ortunately there is no e-coli present but three of nine samples tested positive for coliform. The state requires two consecutive tests with no coliform present and we are actively working to flush our system to meet this requirement,” an update from the city said.

Another update from the city is expected Friday.

For more information, contact the Elk Ridge City office at 801-423-2300.

General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1 (800) 426-4791.

The Utah Division of Drinking Water is also available for consumer questions at 801-536-4986.