The town of Plymouth has been put under a boil water order after the system tested positive for E. Coli. The contamination was discovered following routine water testing by the Bear River Health Department.
The notification came late Friday afternoon, according to Mayor Hal Mason. Residents were contacted and the order will be in place until the system is cleared. Mason said more samples were taken Friday night and the town should know by Saturday evening if the water is safe for consumption.
Mason said Plymouth has “some of the cleanest water in the state” and there has been no history of problems “for a very long time.”
He said town officials were diligent in contacting residents to inform them of the boil order and a few told him they had been experiencing flu-like symptoms. It is unknown whether or not they are related to the water problem.
Fire hydrants have been opened up, homeowners have been asked to run hoses and chlorine levels have been increased in an attempt to flush the system.