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Water boil issued in Scofield, Utah after bacteria found in supply

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Posted at 8:22 PM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 16:18:58-04

SCOFIELD, Utah -- Residents are being urged to boil their drinking water after a bacteria was found in Scofield's drinking water supply.

The Rural Water Association of Utah announced the order Sunday, which instructed residents to boil their water for the next 72 hours.

90 residential connections and two commercial connections have been affected, officials say.

The order was issued after coliform, a type of bacteria that indicates there's another pathogen in the water was found.

Officials say they will flush out the water system with chlorine, and the order should be lifted in the next three days.