Our recent July bacteria sampling showed the presence of coliforms in the distribution system. Subsequent sampling resulted in four of the 16 samples taken being coliform positive. All samples were absent for E. coli.
Because we are coliform positive and E. coli negative this results in a non-acute tier-2 non-boil order violation wherein we must notify our customers within 30 days of the violation and continue sampling until the issue is resolved.
To ensure your safety, we chlorinated the culinary water storage tanks on the afternoon of July 13, 2016. We will begin directional flushing of the distribution system on July 14, 2016. Many of you will notice the smell and taste of chlorine after the directional flushing. The taste and smell associated with chlorine treatment should be absent the early part of the week of July 18th.
Should you have questions please feel free to give us a call at 801-876-3895.
Cottonwood Mutual Water Company