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Magna Water District lifts boil order

Posted at 11:58 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 14:11:41-04

MAGNA, Utah — A boil order issued by the Magna Water District on April 9, 2020, has been lifted.

Wednesday night, a raccoon was discovered in a drinking water storage tank, prompting the boil order. The half-million-gallon tank was immediately isolated and tested for contamination. Magna residents were told to not drink tap water for up to 48 hours.

Drinking water sample test results from a state approved testing lab showed no harmful bacterial contamination of the Magna Water District drinking water system.

Officials say a construction project next to the tanks may have provided a way for the raccoon to access the tank.

The boil order affected roughly 8,300 homes throughout Magna and parts of Salt Lake City.