Moab water potentially contaminated, west side on ‘bottled water only’ order
Moab water potentially contaminated, west side on ‘bottled water only’ order.
MOAB — The water in Moab may potentially be contaminated, and neighborhoods on the city’s west side are on a "bottled water only" order, the City of Moab and the Southeast Utah Health Department announced Thursday afternoon.
The order affects residents of 400 North west of 500 West and includes all of the Grand Oasis mobile home park; residents on West Hale Drive west of Alberta Court and residents of Stewart Lane, Apple Lane and River Sands Road.
It also affects River Sands Drive and Portal Vista Loop in the Portal Vista subdivision, as well as any homes located west of 500 West on 400 North extending to the city’s sewer treatment plant, according to the City of Moab.
Residents in the affected areas are advised to only use bottled water until noon on Saturday or until the order is lifted.
A recreational vehicle parked at the Entrada housing development construction site near 400 North dumped chemicals and black water onto the ground at a water hydrant, Moab City Public Works officials said.
These substances may have seeped into the water lines connected to the hydrant.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.