WOODS CROSS — The Woods Cross City Council has approved plans to spend about $4 million to have contaminants filtered out of residents' drinking water.
City officials say water bills will go up $7 to $9 a month to finance construction of a water treatment facility expected to be completed sometime next year.
KSL-TV reports (http://tinyurl.com/bolc4w7 ) it's needed because traces of the chemical solvent perchloroethylene, or PCE, have been found in several drinking wells.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the contamination may have come from a dry cleaner in the area, but there also could be other sources.
The pollution levels are below EPA safety standards. But Utah Division of Drinking Water Director Ken Bousfield says drinking water daily with PCE for many years can lead to cancer or liver problems.
Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/