UPDATE: Boil order for part of Cedar City lifted after possible E. coli contamination

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FRIDAY 8/13/21 4:12 P.M.

CEDAR CITY, Utah (ABC4) – A boil order that was previously issued for the southeastern section of Cedar City has been lifted.

City officials made the announcement after multiple tests of the city’s water supply came back negative for E. coli.

Residents are encouraged to flush their taps with cold water for 30 seconds if they would like to take extra precautions.

“We would like to thank our residents for their patience during this arduous time,” a press release from the city said. “We would also like to extend our gratitude to our City Water Department and Public Works Department for their diligent efforts to remedy the situation,” officials added.


CEDAR CITY, Utah (ABC4) – A boil water advisory has been issued for part of Cedar City after some water samples tested for possible E. coli.

A release from city officials say one of the six routine test samples at the Cedar City Water Department came back with a possible contamination on Monday.

As a precautionary measure, Cedar City is issuing a “Boil Order” for those within the areas of 200 S. to Shurtz Canyon Drive and Main Street (East).

Cedar City says it is now flushing the system and will continue to retest until all of the test samples return with a negative result.

Until that time, the city says the “Boil Order” will stay in effect until that time.

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