(Jackson, Wyo.) - The Boil Water Order still remains in effect for the residents and businesses of Rafter J, Adam’s Canyon and South Park Service Center. Teton County Public Health would like to remind people in the affected areas that it is still uncertain if the water is safe to drink. Residents and businesses should still be using bottled water or boiling their water for three minutes before using. The Boil Water Order went into effect after a water main break on Highway 89 on Tuesday morning.
The EPA determined that in this situation two consecutive days of safe test
results are required to lift the boil water order. The process to test for
bacteria, such as E.coli, in water samples requires at least 20 hours to
complete. The water samples from the affected area are being tested at the
Teton County Public Health EPA certified Water Lab.
“It is our highest priority to resolve this issue as quickly as possible,
while ensuring the health of the affected citizens is protected,” said Teton
County Public Health’s Environmental Health Supervisor Mike Dart.
If residents or businesses have questions they can contact Mike Dart at (307)
413-5184. A factsheet on what to do during a boil water order can be found
on the Teton County Public Health webpage, www.tetonwyo.org/ph. Teton
County Public Health will notify the public when the boil water order has
been lifted over Nixle. To sign up to receive Nixle alerts individuals can
text the word TETON_WY to 888777 or visit www.nixle.com.
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