Water boiling order lifted for Trenton residents

LOGAN — Water in Trenton is now safe to drink. A water boiling advisory is being lifted after city officials were able to block two springs from contaminating the city’s water system.

City Council Member and Water District Manager Marla Trowbridge said residents can start using the water after they flush the lines in their homes.

“First thing they do is to clear their cold water lines,” said Trowbridge. “If they just turn their water on and let it run for two or three minutes, until it’s running really cold.

“If they have aerators on their sinks, kitchen sinks and bathroom taps, if they pull those aerators out, hand wash them and then put them back on. That will clear any debris that’s collected on the screen.”

Trowbridge said residents need to also run their hot water for 15 minutes to clean out their home’s water heater.

With two of the city’s springs blocked though, Trowbridge said residents are being asked to conserve water.

“Right now what we’re still collecting from our spring sources is currently exceeding, a little bit, what we are using as a town,” said Trowbridge. But as summer hits, if people could be smart about doing drip irrigation for gardens, don’t put a sprinkler out there. Minimize watering that lawn as much possible.

Trowbridge said the city is trying to obtain funding to redevelop the springs. She hopes they will have them back online before summer.

The boiling order was issued Monday, March 3 after “murky colored” surface water was detected in the city’s drinking system. Tests showed the water was contaminated with E. coli.

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