Blanding water citation due to computer failure
Members of the Blanding City Council received an explanation of a notice to water customers at their latest meeting.
During their April 12 meeting, Blanding City Council received an explanation as to why residents received a notice regarding a violation of drinking water standards.
City Engineer Terry Ekker explained during the first two weeks of January and the first two weeks of February a computer hard drive failure meant the city was unable to record collected data about the cities drinking water
The city reports that the water produced met all drinking water standards, however, the records were not available to report to the Division of Drinking Water for January 1-13 and February 1-17.
The city is required to monitor and report turbidity, water flows, membrane treatment performance, chlorine, pH, and temperature daily to then be reported to the state. With the system failing they were required to send out a notice to residents about their drinking water.
Ekker explained that the city was monitoring the water at the time they were just unable to report those numbers.
“The quality of the water never changed. There was never any concern with that."
City Manager David Johnson summarized that the violations were regarding reporting, not a violation of contamination.
The council also approved their standard agreement with the Utah Fire Forestry and State Lands, spelling out reimbursement for any water the agency takes from Recapture to fight fires in the area.