A boil order issued for the Stansbury Park culinary water system has been lifted after lab tests confirmed that coliform contamination detected earlier this week is no longer present.
Myron Bateman, director of the Tooele County Health Department, announced the end of the order Thursday afternoon after samples taken Wednesday morning came back clear of elevated bacterial levels.
The boil order was issued on Tuesday afternoon after the Stansbury Park Improvement District was notified that five of nine water samples taken on Monday tested positive for elevated levels of coliform bacteria.
Coliform bacteria are not generally harmful to humans, but elevated levels of the bacteria are considered an indicator of contamination, especially fecal contamination, within a water system.
Bateman said it was possible that routine maintenance on the water system may have introduced the contamination.
The improvement district began chlorinating and flushing the system shortly after the positive test result on Tuesday, Bateman said. Additionally, the district also installed a chlorinator on the system’s well to prevent future problems.