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Sandy residents still dealing with contaminated water

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Mar 14, 2019 9:00 PM 1+ week ago

Water pours from a faucet in Kathe Bolan's home in Sandy on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Test show high levels of lead and copper in Bolan's water after a pump that regulates fluoride in the water system failed in February.

More than a month after toxic levels of fluoride entered pipes following a pump malfunction, Kathe Bolan still can't drink or cook with the water in her home. She lives in one of six houses that are still showing elevated levels of lead and copper.

Officials say a power outage on overnight on Feb. 5-6 caused an injector to malfunction, releasing concentrated fluoride into a section of town potentially impacting 2,200 homes, some schools and other facilities. The Utah Division of Drinking Water says the malfunction caused copper and lead to leach from pipes and fixtures.

Packages of bottled water are pictured at the home of Kathe Bolan in Sandy on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Bolan's water is contaminated with elevated levels of lead and ...

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