Courtesy Garfield County Sheriff's Office

Boil order and cleanup continues for Panguitch drinking water

Panguitch City is on a boil order for culinary water as crews work to clean up a potential contamination.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s office reports efforts to clear out a bacterial contamination after flooding and debris moved through the watershed. According to the Sheriff’s Office, many volunteers are helping to clean out the water tanks.

Contamination was found in the water on Saturday. The bacteria can make people sick and is a concern for people with weakened immune systems.

All culinary water should be boiled before it’s used.

Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

For more information, please contact the Garfield County Sheriffs Office at 435-676-2678. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.