By Jan Rahn
A boil order on water which was issued to the city of Grant was lifted on Friday after being in effect for nine days.
A CodeRED notification went out to residents on Thursday, July 25 because of low water pressure caused from a communication problem between the city’s main well and computer.
The same CodeRED system notified residents at 12:40 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 that the boil order was lifted.
“As anticipated, all tests passed and no contaminants were ever present in the water,” said City Administrator Dana Harris.
The water pressure dropped when a well shut down unexpectedly. The water tower was empty and being painted, so when the well shut down, pressure dropped to critical levels very quickly. The problem was immediately worked on and the well was running again within minutes, however, the city had to meet the state requirements and issue a boil order.
Harris said the 20 samples that were sent to the health department lab were clear of any contaminants.
To sign up for CodeRED notifications pertaining to emergencies within the county, contact the sheriff’s office or visit the website at www.perkinscoso.com to include a phone number.