8:27p.m., June 30, 2013: Lindon City Officials lift Boil Order
Reposted from Lindon City Release
The Lindon City culinary water system has been disinfected and flushed. Water samples have been taken from multiple locations throughout the City and found free of any harmful bacteria levels. The City has consulted with the State Division of Drinking Water and determined that the boil order is no longer necessary. We appreciate the patience of our citizens and businesses during this time of inconvenience.
If you have not been running water through your taps or faucets in the last 24-hours, we encourage you to run water through each tap for two-minutes prior to use. For additional questions please see links and contacts below.
Lindon City maintains approximately 60 miles of water mains and over 650 fire hydrants. Culinary water is delivered to over 2,750 customers. The City has received many comments about the boil order and is evaluating the situation carefully. We appreciate information obtained from the public regarding possible cross-connections between the culinary and secondary water systems and will investigate all leads on possible contamination sources. Our goal is to continue providing our residents and businesses with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water.
For additional information on E. coli or symptoms that may be caused by E. coli, or questions regarding contamination of culinary water systems, the following links may be helpful:
- Environmental Protection Agency, "Basic information about E.Coli in drinking water". http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/ basicinformation/ecoli.cfm
General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800)426-4791.
- Utah County Health Department at 801-851-7535. www.UtahCountyHealth.org
- Boil order guidelines from Utah DEQ Division of Drinking Water http://www.drinkingwater.utah.gov/documents/compliance/ BoilWaterTriFold.pdf
We do not know of any confirmed cases of illness caused by this situation. However, if you experience diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice.
Lindon City will continue to post updates on this situation on the City web page ( www.lindoncity.org) and on the City Facebook page (www.facebook.com/lindoncity). If you have questions about the water system that are not answered on-line you may call the Lindon City Public Works Department at 801-796-7954, Monday-Friday, 7:00a.m. - 3:30p.m.
Please share this information with all other people who drink water from Lindon City, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in nursing homes, schools, and businesses).