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Boil advisory in place for Falls Water Company customers, including several schools file photo
IDAHO FALLS — Falls Water Company in Bonneville County issued a boil water advisory for its customers Wednesday morning.
“The company’s system pressure went below the 20 psi limit for public drinking water systems at around 1:30 a.m. this morning for approximately 25 minutes,” Tony Wise, the operations manager for Falls Water, stated in a news release.
The dip in pressure was caused by equipment failure, according to Wise, and the system pressure is reportedly back to normal.
“The advisory is for precautionary purposes,” Wise told
Falls Water Company took water samples Wednesday morning and sent them for testing. Wise said the results should be back within 24 hours. The company will report the results as soon as possible.
Bonneville Joint School District 93 will be turning off water fountains at the schools affected by the advisory, the district said in a news release. The following schools are affected:

Discovery Elementary
Summit Hills Elementary
Cloverdale Elementary
Bridgewater Elementary
Technical Careers High School
Black Canyon Middle School
Thunder Ridge High School
Lincoln High School

“We will turn off water fountains at the affected schools until the advisory has been lifted,” district officials said. “We will also take appropriate safety measures in food preparation.”
The district is asking parents to send their students to school with a water bottle. The district will also provide a limited supply of bottled water at the affected schools.
Falls Water Company provides municipal water service to 6,200 homes and businesses east of Idaho Falls and north of Ammon, according to its website, including the following:

Ammon-Lincoln Industrial Park
East Park
North Spring Subdivision
Andersen Business Development
Fairmont Village
Old Mill Subdivision
The Avenues
Fall Creek Estates
Pheasant Grove
Beach’s Corner Commercial Park
Fallsbrook Mobile Home Park
Red Rock Estates
Birchwood Estates
First Street Mobile Park
Rettius Retreat
Berkley Park
Freedom Acres
Ridge View
Boulder Creek
Grayson Addition
Rock River
Green Oak Meadows
Stanger Park
Burbank Industrial Park
Green Valley Estates
Sierra Springs
Calico Sky
Hatch Hollow
Stone Arbor
Caribou Meadows
Henderson Subdivision
Summerset Addition
Centennial Ranch
Landmark Center
Summit Park
Clark Park
Lawndale Estates
Teton Commercial Park
Clover Canyon
Liberty Manor
Trellis Square
Cloverdale Estates
Lincoln Industrial Park
Victor Hanks Subdivision
Cornerstone Community
Lincoln Park
Warm Springs Estates
Country Corner Estates
Lincoln Road
Washington Park
Crimson Valley
Lincoln Town Site
Wood River Estates
Crow Creek
McDonald’s Farm
Wolf Creek
Denise Subdivision
Monte Vista Subdivision

According to the Department of Environmental Quality, a drop or loss of water pressure can create conditions that allow contamination to enter the water distribution system.
Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water, including bacteria, viruses and parasites. If you experience symptoms such as nausea, cramps, diarrhea and associated headaches, you should seek medical advice.
Customers who have questions or concerns can call Falls Water Company at (208) 522-1300.
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