ST. GEORGE — The town of Torrey, a popular stopover for tourists heading to Capitol Reef National Park, issued an advisory Saturday warning residents of possible bacterial contamination of the town’s water supply. Residents are being asked to boil water for drinking purposes until the problem is resolved in an estimated two to three days.
The water system was compromised when a spring transmission line broke, causing water storage tanks to empty.
“This may have caused negative pressures in the water system creating a pathway for bacteria or other contaminants to enter the water system,” the advisory reads.
The bacteria have the potential to cause illness, especially in people with weakened immune systems.