Saratoga Springs Struggles with Water Problem

Boil advisory issued after pump shuts off

originally posted on June 22, 2016


SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (ABC4 Utah)-The City of Saratoga Springs has been working to improve water pressure in the south end of the city since an irrigation well failed a few weeks ago.

After tireless efforts, the city says it appears they are unable to get the secondary well to work again.

Due to the well failure, the State of Division of Drinking Water has recommended a Boil Water Advisory for homes that lost drinking water Tuesday morning.

Officials say neighborhoods south of Grandview Blvd. had low drinking water pressure due to a booster pump incorrectly shutting off.

Only residents in the area that lost water between 6-9 a.m. are being advised to boil their water.

The city says this is only a precaution, they aren’t aware of any water quality issues.

“This type of advisory is given when a culinary system loses its pressure,” a statement from the city said.

Those who choose to boil their water should follow this protocol:

Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, beverage and food preparation, and making ice until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Boiling is the preferred method to assure that the tap water is safe to drink. Bring all tap water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one (1) minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.

Water samples are currently being test. Saratoga Springs officials expect results some time Thursday. Any questions about this advisory should be directed to 801-404-2468.

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