The boil water notice for residences on the Burton Water System was rescinded on June 24. The precautionary measure was announced on June 16 after the discovery of a bat in the reservoir during a routine inspection. It is assumed that the bat entered the tank through a compromised vent screen, which is in place on reservoirs to let air escape during the filling process. These vents are screened to prevent insects and other debris or animals from entering the reservoir.
As of June 19, water testing results have come back showing safe water quality within the Federal Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality, but the boil water notice was left in place until June 24 as a precautionary measure.
General Manager of Environmental Services, Uli Wolf, reports that the tank has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected and the water is cleared for Burton residents.