Sandy lifts its boil advisory for tap water
The city of Sandy has lifted its boil advisory, reporting it's safe to drink and prepare food with tap water.
Sandy City Manager Kim Yamashita gave the all-clear in an email to The Sandy Post at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 8.
Sandy residents in "the affected area" where warned against drinking the water after a valve malfunction caused a reservoir to run dry in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 7.
The affected area was generally west of Langensand Road and east of Meinig Avenue, primarily south of Highway 26.
Public Works Director Mike Walker said when water pressure in the distribution system (the pipes in the street that serve your home or business) drops below 20 psi, groundwater can be drawn back into the piping system.
That groundwater can contain contaminates, such as coliform bacteria.