A drinking water warning and boil advisory are in effect for parts of Tooele on Friday.
Affected areas include the Loma Vista and Skyline Ridge subdivisions, according to city officials. That includes residences east of Droubay Road, west of Canyon Overlook Drive, north of Skyline Drive, and on 270 South.
Why? A water line in the area was damaged, city officials said.
“We believe we have the impact isolated and we are taking precautions and testing to ensure water quality,” according to the city.
Until they can make sure the water is safe to drink, those residents are advised to boil water before drinking or cooking with it “until further notice.”
Additionally, if you notice your water is discolored or cloudy, the city advises opening your taps and letting the water run until it is clear.
Here’s more from the city:
- DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for three minutes, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
- E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems.
- The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.
Anyone seeking more information about the advisory can call 435-843-2148.
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