‘Boil order’ for Lindon City residents remains in effect

‘Boil order’ for Lindon City residents remains in effect

The recently issued ‘boil order’ for Lindon City residents and businesses will likely remain in effect for some more days as water samples have tested positive for E. coli, officials said.
Authorities issued the boil order for residents last Friday after discovering that the city’s water supply was contaminated E. coli bacteria, which can make people sick and in rare cases lead them to death.
Authorities recommended residents either to use bottled water or make sure that they boil water for at least one minute then let it cool before consumption.
On the city’s Facebook page, authorities wrote, “Water may be used for showering and bathing as long as it is not ingested. Please continue to use bottled water or boil your water for one minute then let it cool prior to consumption.”

Meanwhile city authorities are working with the Utah County Health Department as well as the State Division of Environmental (Water) Quality to ensure the safety of the city’s water system.

One can get infected with E. coli after consuming infected food or water. It can cause severe anemia, kidney failure, and can even lead to death. Symptoms include abdominal cramping, severe watery diarrhea, bloody stools, nausea, vomiting, fever and fatigue.

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