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Sandy city recommends residents flush water systems after high levels of lead, copper and fluoride detected in drinking water

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has detected elevated amounts of lead and copper in samples of Sandy’s drinking water in the aftermath of last week’s storm, according to a tweet from the department.

The contaminated water affects approximately 450 residents, the department said. Those households are being notified.

Water was tested last week after a storm and related power outage and initially came back showing elevated levels of fluoride in homes in the area of 11026 South to 11125 South and 1850 East to 1950 East. The fluoride levels were corrected that same afternoon, according to a statement from the city.