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Lisa J . Church
City of Moab
DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION ORDER
City and Southeast Utah Health Department issue 'bottled water only' order in some
The City of Moab, in conjunction with the Southeast Utah Health Department , has issued a
notice of potentially contaminated water and put into effect a "bottled water only" order in some
neighborhoods on Moab's west side . The notice affects residen ts of 400 North west of 500 West
and includes all of the Grand Oasis mobile home park , resid ents on West Hale Drive west of
Alberta Court, and residents of Stewart Lane , Apple Lane, River Sands Road , River Sands
Drive and Portal Vista Loop in the Portal Vista subdivision , as well as any homes located west of
500 West on 400 North extending to the city's sewer treatment plant. For the next 48 hours,
beginning at noon on Thursday, residents in these affected areas are advised to use only bottled
water until the order is lifted.
Please refer to the attached map of affected areas.
According to Moab City Public Works officials, the potential contamination occurred at a water
hydrant located on the construction site of the Entrada housing development adjacent to 400
North. City officials said it appears that chemicals and black water from a recreational vehicle
parked at the construction site was dumped onto the ground at the hydrant and has potentially
seeped into the water lines connected to the hydrant.
The city will provide updates as additional information is available.