Pleasant Grove issues boil order after positive E. coli water test

Pleasant Grove boil order area. Map: Google Maps
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, Aug. 25, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Utah County city of Pleasant Grove has issued a boil order after it was notified Wednesday that one of three samples in the city’s Battle Creek zone tested positive for E. coli bacteria.

“The specific testing was done as a result of one residence in that area testing positive for coliform bacteria during our routine monthly testing process of our culinary water system,” says a city statement on Facebook at 5:33 p.m.

“To protect the public’s safety and pursuant to the requirements of the State Department of Drinking Water, the City must issue the boil order to all utility customers within the Battle Creek service area. The area subject to the boil order is shown on the this map.” The map on the website is interactive.

The statement says Pleasant Grove has taken the following steps as a result of this positive test:
  • Notified the State of Utah Department of Drinking Water and have been coordinating with them on our response and further testing
  • Completed a Drinking Water Level 1 assessment of the system
  • Chlorinated and flushed the water system in the affected area
  • Performed additional testing
  • Issued a Boil Order for businesses and homes located within the Battle Creek Service area
  • 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 been determined,” the statement says. “The city will continue to take remedial action and conduct continued laboratory testing to monitor the system until the issue is resolved. Please refer to the official boil order (on city website) and map for additional information. Updates will be posted to the Pleasant Grove City Facebook page.

Pleasant Grove Public Works office line 801-785-2941 will be staffed for any questions as well until tonight at 8:00 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. If you have an emergency, you can contact Jason Poulson at 801-234-9344.

Visit for FAQs and guidelines on boiling water. Boiling water will need to be sustained at least until Friday evening. We will notify you here once the boil order is lifted.


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