West Jordan City issues boil-water advisory for Sienna Vista area

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WEST JORDAN, Utah, June 12, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A precautionary boil-water advisory has been distributed to about 150 West Jordan residents in the Sienna Vista neighborhood, officials said Tuesday.

The advisory, which is affecting residents in the area of 7000 S. 5600 West, was issued Monday at approximately 5 p.m., West Jordan City said in a news release.

Only 11 homes were potentially directly impacted, the news release said.

“West Jordan Water Division staff were called out to investigate a water leak and found a cross connection issue where a culinary water line was feeding into an empty, unused, unpressurized secondary irrigation line,” the news release said.

“City staff immediately severed the connection and reported it to the state per protocol.”

The Division of Drinking Water advised the city to distribute a precautionary boil advisory.

Staff performed a chlorine residual test on-site, which showed chlorine residuals were well within normal operating range. If they were low, officials said, there would be cause for concern because that would indicate chlorine was fighting bacteria.

Samples were taken Monday. The Water Division is waiting for test results and expects to have those back Tuesday about 4 p.m.

If there is a problem, the city will immediately let affected residents know and take appropriate action.

“Because the leak involved culinary water into an unpressurized pipe, and because city staff discovered the problem and took immediate action, it is highly unlikely there is an issue with the water quality,” the news release concludes. “The safety and integrity of our water system is the top priority for the West Jordan Water Division.”


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