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MONDAY 8/30/2021 7:50 p.m.

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4) – A boil water advisory that was issued in Pleasant Grove last Wednesday has been lifted.

City officials say the water is now safe to drink, however, residents in the Battle Creek Service Area are advised to run their taps and faucets for at least five minutes before drinking. Those residents should also dispose of any ice that has formed since the boil order has been in effect.

To determine if you are in the Battle Creek Service area, city officials have created this map.

Anyone with questions regarding the lifted boil order can contact Pleasant Grove Public Works at (801) 785-2941 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday or click here for more information.

THURSDAY 8/26/2021 12:56 p.m.

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4) – Some Pleasant Grove residents may be under a boil water advisory until Saturday as the city continues to work to find the source of the E. Coli bacteria.

On Wednesday, Pleasant Grove City officials issued a boil water advisory after a sample from the Battle Creek zone tested positive for E. Coli bacteria. In a Thursday morning update, the city says it has been working to find the source of the bacteria.

In addition to looking for potential residential cross-connections from the secondary system to the culinary system, Pleasant Grove City says testing was done Wednesday on the city’s water sources to determine if that is the cause of the bacteria. The system has been flushed three times and new samples are expected to be taken Thursday.

“At this time the soonest the boil order could be lifted would be Saturday afternoon,” Pleasant Grove City says. “We need to receive two clean tests in 24 hour increments before the boil order is lifted. If further testing comes back with positive results then the boil order will be extended. We will continue to keep you notified as we get further information.”

Boil Advisory issued for portion of Pleasant Grove

WEDNESDAY 8/25/2021 6:31 p.m.

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (ABC4) – A Boil Water Advisory has been issued for a large portion of Pleasant Grove City after the city’s water supply tested positive for E. Coli bacteria.

According to city officials, the advisory was issued after a sample from the Battle Creek zone tested positive for the bacteria.

The city says they are taking the following steps as a result of the positive test:

  1. Notified the State of Utah Dept. of Drinking Water and have been coordinating with them
    on our response and further testing.
  2. Completed a Drinking Water Level 1 assessment of the system.
  3. Chlorinated and flushed the water system in the affected area.
  4. Provided bottled water for the homes directly affected by the test results.
  5. Performed additional testing to confirm that the problem is isolated to the one street.
  6. Issued a Boil Order Advisory for businesses and homes located within the Monson
    Service Area. Based upon the current data, the area directly affected are the nine homes
    located on 300 North between 300 East and 400 East.
  7. Will perform additional testing in the area to determine when the system will be cleared
    for consumption

The cause of the positive test has not yet been determined.

Pleasant Grove officials say they will continue to monitor the city’s water system with further testing in the coming days.

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