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Mapleton City boil order lifted

Mapleton City issued a boil order to residents on June 17, 2021, after its systems detected bacteria in its spring sources.

Mapleton City issued a boil order to residents on June 17, 2021, after its systems detected bacteria in its spring sources. (Shutterstock)



MAPLETON — The Division of Drinking water lifted the boil order issued on Mapleton City on Sunday, the Mapleton City Government said.

The city said eight water samples collected across the city on Saturday have all come back free of coliform and E. coli bacteria. Eight water samples collected across the city on Friday also came back free from coliform and E. coli bacteria.

The two sets of samples collected 24 hours apart all coming back negative demonstrate that the drinking water meets regulatory standards and is safe to drink, the city said.

The city will not be using its spring water sources until they are also confirmed to be free of bacteria.

The boil order was issued to residents on Thursday after its systems detected total coliform and E. coli bacteria in its spring sources.

Now that the boil advisory is lifted, the city has recommended that residents do the following:

  • Purge all water-using fixtures and appliances, such as ice machines, beverage makers, hot water heaters, of standing water.
  • Clean and sanitize all fixtures, sinks and equipment connected to the waterlines
  • Flush the building's water lines for a minimum of two minutes
  • Clean faucet screens
  • Clean the water line strainers on mechanical dishwashing machines and similar equipment
  • Consult with your primary physician and report any E. coli related illness to the department of health using their illness report website
  • 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.

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