Boil Order Advisory Issued For Parts Of Pleasant Grove
Sep 6, 2020, 7:57 AM | Updated: 4:28 pm
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah – A boil order advisory has been issued for parts of Pleasant Grove after E. Coli bacteria was detected in the city’s culinary water system.
The public works department performed testing on the system after one residence tested positive for coliform bacteria during routine monthly testing.
City leaders were notified Saturday that one of three additional samples tested positive for the bacteria.
Officials said the area tested included nine homes on 300 North between 300 East and 400 East.
Additional testing of the entire system found the bacteria was isolated to an area served by nine connection points in the city.
City officials said although the incident was isolated, state regulations required a boil advisory to be issued for all utility customers within the “Monson” service area.
The impacted parts off the culinary systems have been flushed and additional tests were planned.
Officials said the source of the bacteria has not been determined.
Around 3:15 p.m., city officials said they were working with the Department of Environmental Quality to lift the boil order as test results confirmed the situation is “isolated incident affecting nine service connections on 300 North, between 300 East and 400 East.”
The next round of test results will not be available until Monday before noon. At that point, the city will work with the DEQ to determine if the boil order can be lifted for the larger service area.