Update November 2, 2020
The Utah Division of Water Quality’s water recreation season runs from May 1 through October 31. At this time, no further monitoring or sampling for harmful algal blooms or waterborne pathogens at priority water bodies will be conducted until May 2021.
This does not mean that the potential for harmful algal blooms or waterborne pathogens has ceased. Please remain aware while recreating in or near water bodies and for information on how to keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe, please visit:
Update September 24, 2020
The Health Advisory for Highland Glen Pond has been lifted.
Update September 4, 2020
The Health Advisory for Highland Glen Pond remains in place.
DWQ continues weekly sampling at Highland Glen Pond. E. coli values continue to remain above the recreational health advisory threshold of 409 Most Probable Number (MPN) per 100 milliliters (100 mL). Weekly monitoring will continue.
Sample Dates and MPN Values
- 9/1/20: 816.4 MPN/100mL
- 8/25/20:156.5 MPN/100mL
- 8/18/20: >2419.6 MPN/100mL
- 8/10/20: 461.1 MPN/100mL
- 8/6/20: 1299.7 MPN/100mL
- 8/5/20: 547.5 MPN/100mL
Update June 19, 2020
Utah County has issued a Health Advisory for Highland Glen Pond.
On June 06, 2020, DWQ visited Highland Glen Park during routine waterborne pathogen monitoring. E. coli values from these initial samples were above the recreational health advisory threshold of 409 Most Probable Number (MPN) per 100 milliliters (100 mL). Follow-up confirmation sampling on June 18, 2020, showed these values had increased and continued to exceed the recreational health advisory threshold.