E. Coli Found In San Tan Valley AZ Water

Ben Franklin Plumbing Van
Ben Franklin Plumbing Van

Traces of E. coli has been found in San Tan Valley AZ water. E. coli is a serious matter that can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms.  It may pose a special health risk for infants, young children and people with severely compromised immune systems.



Here near San Tan Valley Arizona, Johnson Utilities is telling its customers to boil their water because traces of E. coli has been found in it.


  • According to Johnson Utilities, boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.
  • Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
  • According to Johnson Utilities, they are also recommending homeowners turn up their hot water heaters to hot or 140 degrees until E. coli is cleared out.
    • Water temperture can be checked by running water over a thermometer or catching water in a coffee cup and putting the thermometer in it.
    • Be sure to warn everyone in the home the water is extra hot, so they dont burn them self.  Watch all children, animals or anyone else needed special care around hot water.
  • Benjamin Franklin, The Punctual Plumber would like to add an additional precaution; those affected by E. coli contamination should replace all of the water filters in their home.


Water Filters


Don’t forget your fridge, sink, shower and drinking fountains. Any filter home owners have water going through should be replaced with new.  The bacteria running through the home water filters can stay in the filter, until changed out. Once the water has been cleaned up of the trace amounts of E. coli, what may be left behind in the filters can cause any number of the potential symptoms listed above.

If San Tan Valley residents or anyone else around Phoenix have specific questions or need help changing their water filters feel free to call us at 602-485-1111.