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South Jordan Officials Continue To Test Water After Concerns Arise On Social Media

Oct 22, 2019, 10:22 PM | Updated: 10:31 pm

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – City of South Jordan officials maintained drinking water in the city is safe, despite concerns raised on social media about unexplained rashes and a home water test which showed high levels of chromium-6 in a Daybreak neighborhood.

On Tuesday, officials took an additional 14 water samples throughout the city, despite a long record of routine tests that have not shown any contamination.

“I believe our water is safe to drink and we want to make sure our citizens are as safe as possible out there, so we’re just going to keep checking until we can try to see whatever the issue may be,” said Cary Necaise, water manager for the city.

The testing cost the city $6,000 and the samples were taken to an independent lab. Third-party water testing is also underway.

“In addition to our testing, more sites are being tested by the Jordan Water Conservancy District — that’s where all of our water comes from. They’re doing their own testing and then taking it to an independent lab so we have additional eyes completely separate from the city that’s working on this,” said city of South Jordan communications director Rachael Van Cleave.

While the city is not discounting residents’ concerns that have spread on social media, they do not believe these new tests will reveal any unsafe results. Test results are expected to be returned on Wednesday.


RELATED: Daybreak Residents Worried About Contaminated Water, City Officials Say It’s Safe

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South Jordan Officials Continue To Test Water After Concerns Arise On Social Media