In the months leading up to the state’s drought, the Great Lakes region saw the highest number of reported cases of waterborne illness, with at least one death, in the past two weeks.
That number is now at eight, up from three.
It also means more people have been hospitalized in the region since April, with the majority of those being patients with COVID-19, which can be deadly.
The number of cases is up slightly compared to the previous three months, with five more cases reported since April.
“It’s been pretty intense,” said Jeff Kranz, the CEO of the Great Lake Regional Health Authority, which runs the region.
“It’s just been really hard to see the numbers change.
We’ve had a lot of cases.
It’s just a lot more spread out.”
He said he has been receiving reports of more cases in the wake of the state government’s announcement earlier this week that it would increase the cost of water.
“We have more people coming in with their families, having problems, and they’ve all come in with symptoms of COVID,” he said.
Kranwas warning about the risk of the virus to the Great Falls area and other water-related issues, coupled with the increased numbers of people with the illness, has prompted the Great Salt Lake to introduce a new rule, allowing residents to boil their water in case of an emergency.
“This is really going to help,” Kranwsaid.
“There are a lot fewer cases, there are a few people who’ve come in and they’re going to get sick and die.
It would be good if there was a way to help them.”
The new rules are being enforced at a cost of $5 per household.
But Kranzesays not everyone is comfortable with the change.
“If people don’t have the water in their homes, I don’t know what the end result is going to be,” he told CBC News.
“The whole issue of the water supply is still in question.
We’re getting sick, we’re not safe’The Great Lakes have been hit hard by the drought. “
I don’t see how that’s going to stop.”‘
We’re getting sick, we’re not safe’The Great Lakes have been hit hard by the drought.
On Wednesday, the region announced it would spend $4 million to provide water to the city of Salt Lake City, the city’s largest water supplier.
It has also ordered a shipment of bottled water to nearby communities.
On Thursday, the state issued a water restriction order for parts of the Lake County, including the towns of Fairmont and Salt Lake.
But on Friday, the governor’s office told CBC Salt Lake it would allow communities to continue pumping water from their own wells and use the excess water to make other repairs to their homes.
The restriction is also being challenged in court by the Salt Lake County Chamber of Commerce, which argues it’s unconstitutional.
“The Legislature has passed a water conservation law that gives us the right to pump water to our residents,” said Brian Ralston, the chamber’s director of communications.
“In this case, they’re using it for the public benefit.
The restrictions were set after a yearlong study by the Great Basin Water Conservation Association, which concluded the restrictions were necessary to protect the health of residents and the water supplies. “
And the governor says he wants to get the water back, and the Chamber of the Legislature says, ‘We’re not going to allow you to use our water for that.'”
The restrictions were set after a yearlong study by the Great Basin Water Conservation Association, which concluded the restrictions were necessary to protect the health of residents and the water supplies.
But the governor is not backing down.
“To those who are against this, I want to make it very clear: We’re getting more and more sick, and we’re sicker, and our hospitals are getting more sick,” he tweeted on Friday.
The governor has said he’ll take whatever steps he can to save water in the future, including an increase in the price of water to cover the cost.
“My job as governor is to make sure we’re doing what’s best for our people, and I think we’ve got a very good chance of doing that, in part because of the federal government,” he previously told CBC.
“They’re really making sure we have a water system that works.”