A do-not-drink order remains in effect for Nibley City as test results Friday night show the city’s water system has been cleaned of a diesel fuel contamination that prompted the two-day water ban. Officials are now asking residents to flush the water lines in their homes to ensure any traces of the fuel are eliminated.
City officials said water samples were sent to a lab in Salt Lake Thursday morning for testing. The results, received Friday night, showed the water was clean. A second set of samples was also sent to the lab Friday morning, and results from those tests also showed the water to be safe.
Officials are asking residents to systematically flush the water pipes in their homes Saturday according to a schedule issued by the city, with different parts of the city flushing at different times.
City Manager David Zook said even when residents have flushed their home’s water lines small traces of diesel fuel may still be detected.
<span>”The lab is also telling us is that even after the lab tests show the water is safe to drink the odor and taste may still be detectable for some time,” said Zook.</span>
The water ban was issued Wednesday after diesel fuel was found in the city’s water system. The contamination was discovered after a resident reported an odor coming from their water. City officials at the same time were alerted about a fuel spill last weekend that may have been the cause.
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