Around 935,000 people in southeast Michigan advised to boil drinking water on Saturday after a break was reported in a critical a tube.
The 23 communities included Flint, Pontiac, Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, Utica and Troy, the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) said.
Crews revealed location of in leak what about one a mile to the west of The Lake Huron water treatment plant, owned by the authorities.
In response to water main Taking a break, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer activated the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) on Saturday afternoon.
SEOC has so far “received requests for bottled water and is working on their implementation,” the governor said. office said.
120″ pipe in St. Clair County, called the water main, carries purified water from Lake Huron and is the largest in in systemthe agency said.
“One day leak isolated, the crews will begin open emergency connections to other networks in in system to restore some flow to affected communities,” the agency said in a statement.
“Loss of pressure can lead to bacterial infection in water system. … Boiling water before using So be it kill bacteria and other organisms that can in water,” GLWA said.
Inhabitants in affected counties are urged not to drink water without boiling first. Authorities advise residents to bring all water to a boil for least one minute and then let it cool down before using.
Boiled, bottled or disinfected water should used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and cooking until further notice,” the agency said in a statement.