Tooele City Water Issues Do Not Drink Advisory
UPDATE: As of 11 a.m. Sunday, Tooele City has lifted the “do not drink” order. Officials said water samples tested clear for contaminants. They said the water supply will continue to be monitored over the next 10 days.
TOOELE, Utah – Tooele City Water on Saturday issued a do not drink advisory following a break into the city’s water storage tank.
“The city routinely inspects all facilities at least once a day,” according to a statement from Tooele. “The city is working hard to collect samples, flush the system, and clean the tank. Contamination risk is currently unknown.”
This advisory is for residents living south of Vine Street and east of Main Street.
Sometimes, alerts go beyond the intended alerting area, but a WEA is appropriate in this case to preserve residents' health. pic.twitter.com/pxLxZOOPwv
— Utah Division of Emergency Management (Utah DEM) (@UtahEmergency) June 20, 2020
What to do
Bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice, according to Tooele City.
“We encourage you to purchase your own bottled water, but if you are not able to do so, bottled water is available at the Tooele City Police Department at 50 N. Garden Street,” according to the statement.
The city will be providing one case of water per household.
Authorities will be informing the public when tests show there is no contamination in the drinking water. According to the city’s statement, that notification is expected to be within 24 hours.
For additional information, contact the city at 435-833-8220.
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