Update: Boil order lifted for Panguitch culinary water

A worker is shown on a ladder during the repair of the water system in Panguitch. Photo: Garfield Sheriff's Department

PANGUITCH, Utah, July 18, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Officials in Panguitch have lifted a boil order that was issued Sunday, after contamination was found in the culinary water supply Saturday.

Officials had originally said the boil order was likely to be in place for a week, according to a Facebook post from Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

A post Saturday said culinary water had been polluted with mud and other contaminates from the Brian Head Fire.

The problem was caused by damaged equipment in the water system, posts explain.

“A flash flood passed over the Panguitch City watershed and damaged one of the spring collection boxes. This allowed mud to get into the water system. We are working as quickly as possible to clean the water tanks and lines,” officials posted.

Residents are now being advised to “flush” their water following the lifting of the boil order in order to clear plumbing of potentially contaminated water, said the post Wednesday. For instructions on how to do so, click here.

For more information, contact the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office at 435-676-2678.


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