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Drinking-water advisory lifted in Park City neighborhoods

by Jay Hamburger, of the Record staff

City Hall late Monday morning lifted its advisory for people in several neighborhoods not to drink or bathe in tap water, two weeks after it was issued amid complaints of discolored water.

Kathy Lundborg, the water manager, said the advisory was lifted at approximately 11 a.m. She said the concentration of contaminants had fallen, with the water meeting drinking-water standards in all but one category. She said thallium in several locations remained above the standards, but it had fallen to a level that is does not pose a short-term health risk.

The levels of mercury, manganese and arsenic were below drinking-water standards, she said.

The discolored water was generally found along S.R. 224 between Park City Mountain Resort and the McPolin Farm.

Public Works Department crews will continue cleaning the water lines in the Iron Canyon and Aspen Springs neighborhoods by sending fast-moving water through the pipes based on the thallium results.