SANDY (ABC4 News) – Sandy City residents expressed their frustration to city officials Monday evening after drinking water developed elevated levels of lead, copper, and fluoride earlier this month.
The city hosted a “water quality townhall” meeting to address some issues with the public.
The meeting was scheduled from 7:00-9:00 p.m. but continued until 10:30 p.m. as residents voiced their concerns about what many call a lack of communication by city officials.
Watch video of the meeting via the video below.
Town hall underway at Mount Jordan Middle School to discuss contaminated water fallout.
Here’s a link with background info—>https://t.co/m9rd1zCiC8@abc4utah pic.twitter.com/aM4cNoz9oe— Brittany Johnson (@BJohnsonTV) February 19, 2019
Alta High School
Altara and Sunrise Elementary affected by this. School district was notified Friday.
Doing idependent testing
Preparing school meals at another location and shipping them in
Water bottles for all students@abc4utah— Brittany Johnson (@BJohnsonTV) February 19, 2019
Mayor Kurt Bradburn says he shares the frustration of the residents. Says he has failed them as their elected leader. He didn’t know the seriousness of the situation. @abc4utah pic.twitter.com/3Ogc4fa7aq— Brittany Johnson (@BJohnsonTV) February 19, 2019
The city cannot remove the fluoride from the water because in 2002 the county voted for the fluoride to be included.
Residents say they want there to be a vote to remove it.@abc4utah— Brittany Johnson (@BJohnsonTV) February 19, 2019
City will credit residents for the cost of flushing their water and the cost of buying water bottles if they didn’t get the water bottles from the city. Mayor hopes it will be about a $25 credit.
Residents don’t need to submit a form.
Accounts will be credited. @abc4utah— Brittany Johnson (@BJohnsonTV) February 19, 2019