Several schools in Davis County taking precautions after dirt gets into water line
DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — Several schools in Davis County are taking precautions after a contractor breached a main water line, which may have allowed dirt to contaminate the water.
School district officials have asked each affected school to to cover their drinking fountains, use hand sanitizer and serve sack lunches. Bottled water has been delivered to each school.
Davis School District says the water lines will be flushed, and then they will work with the health department to monitor the water.
Earlier Wednesday, Kaysville City stated on their Facebook page that they were confident the water was safe to drink, but tests were being performed. The results of those tests are expected to be available Thursday morning.
Kaysville states that after the water main is repaired, water in the area may be discolored for a short time. They said this discoloration is not cause for alarm and should go away after the water is allowed to run for several minutes.
The following schools were included in the list of affected campuses:
- Burton Elementary
- Columbia Elementary
- Kaysville Elementary
- Windridge Elementary
- Kaysville Junior High
- Renaissance Academy
- Canyon Heights High School
- Davis High School
- Mountain High School
- The Family Enrichment Center