Boil order issued for Ogden after E-coli detected

Boil order issued for Ogden after E-coli detected


OGDEN — A boil order has been issued for the village of Ogden.

E-coli bacteria was found in the water supply on July 21, officials said.

The presence of the E-coli is a strong indicator that the water supply has been contaminated by human or animal waste.

The bacteria can make people sick and is a particular concern for those with weakened immune systems.

Contamination can occur when increased run-off enters the drinking water system. Other causes include a break in the distribution system or a failure in the water treatment process.

In Ogden, water samples have been sent to the laboratory.

The village warned residents to expect cloudy water as water lines are being flushed to address the problem. The village expects the issue to be resolved within 48 hours.

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whatithink wrote on July 23, 2014 at 12:07 pm

Ha.  Nothing like informing residents 2 days later 

kc072157 wrote on July 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm

We live in Ogden, If I hadn't read it in the paper My wife and I wouldn't have known anything about it. We have had no comunication from the village about this matter, as well as others I know live here.