This notice is being sent to you by Annabella Town.                               Water System ID#: UTAH21001. 


 Water sample results received in November 2020 showed an average nitrate level of 10.4 ppm at the 12-inch well in Annabella Town. This is above the nitrate standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL), of 10 ppm. Nitrate in drinking water is a serious health concern for infants less than six months old.

 The 12-inch well was in use in May and June 2020 and has not been in use since then. Because sample results were not collected until November, it is unknown if nitrate levels exceeded the MCL when the well was in use earlier this year.  As a precaution, we are informing our residents that they may have been exposed to potentially high levels of nitrate in their drinking water during May and June. 

 Annabella Town does not plan on utilizing this drinking water source again until we can verify that nitrate levels at the well are within standard. We are working closely with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality to monitor nitrate levels in our city’s drinking water to ensure its safety for residents and their families. 

 If you have any questions regarding the safety of your drinking water, please contact Scott Thomsen at (435) 287-7157.                


About Nitrate in Drinking Water/Actions residents should take

 Nitrate in Drinking Water

  • Nitrate is a compound that occurs naturally in many water sources.
  • You cannot taste, smell, or see nitrate in water.
  • Consuming too much nitrate can be harmful—especially for pregnant women and infants under 6 months.


Possible Health Effects

  • Infants under 6 months who drink water containing high levels of nitrate may become seriously ill as they are unable to process nitrates in the same way adults can.
  • Symptoms include shortness of breath and blue baby syndrome, a condition where a baby’s skin turns blue due to lack of oxygen. 
  • If symptoms occur, seek medical attention immediately.


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Annabella Town Office   

295 East 300 North
PO Box 175
Annabella, UT  84711

435-896-6571  (phone)
435-896-4369  (fax)

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