Fifth Water Hot Springs Recreational Monitoring 2022

Report a Bloom

24-Hour DEQ Environment Incidents Line: (801) 536-4123

Call Utah Poison Control Center

Call the Poison Control Center

If you believe you or your pet have been exposed to a harmful algal bloom, call (800) 222-1222.

Monitoring for recreational water quality on December 19, 2022

BE CAREFUL: Harmful bacteria may be present at Fifth Water Hot Springs. This bacteria could cause rashes.

If visiting Fifth Water Hot Springs, we recommend:

  • Dry off thoroughly after soaking
  • Don’t hike out in wet clothes
  • Shower immediately after soaking
  • Do not dunk head
  • Do not drink water or get it in your mouth
  • Do not let pets drink water
  • Avoid contact with algae growing on the sides and bottoms of some pools

A sample collected on 12/19 indicated high levels of the bacteria responsible for “hot tub rash” (Pseudomonas aeruginosa). Harmful algae (benthic cyanobacteria) may also be present. DWQ is working with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Utah County Health Department to monitor this site.