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Water main break affected 935,000 people; cook advisory put out Great Lakes Water Authority

map of communities affected by water main break (photo: Great Lakes Water Authority)

An estimated 935,000 people were affected by the water. main break at the Great Lakes Water Authority facility on Lake Huron.

GLWA working on gap isolation on 120″ water transmission main; the biggest in regional water distribution system. AT leak was found in early morning hours on Saturday.

AT location of in leak was found about one a mile to the west of Lake Huron Water Treatment Plant GLWA. Crews work on insulation area so they can start repair.

Emergency connections to other networks in in system will open as soon as leak isolated, GLWA said.

Boil water warning has been issued for the following affected communities:

  • Village of Almont
  • City of Auburn Hills
  • Bruce Township
  • Burtchville Township
  • Chesterfield Township
  • Clinton Township
  • City of flint
  • flint township
  • City of imlay city
  • City of Lapir
  • Lenox Township
  • Macomb Township
  • Mayfield Township
  • Village of new paradise
  • Orion Township
  • City of Pontiac
  • City of Rochester
  • City of Rochester Hills
  • Shelby Township
  • City of Sterling Heights
  • City of Troy
  • City of Utica
  • Washington Township

As of 15:30 Saturday, the following communities were removed from Boil Water Warning Fact Sheet: Clinton Township, Flint, Flint Township, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, Auburn Hills, Orion Township, Utica, Troy, Sterling Heights, and Lapeer.

“Based on on farther review of GLWA water pressure data, doesn’t look like water pressure in these communities fell below 20 psi threshold for announcing the recommendation to boil water,” the GLWA said in a statement. in statement.

City of Romeo was added to the precautionary advice on boiling water, according to GLWA.

Residents under the Boil Water Advisory Board should do not drink water without boiling it for least one minute and then let it cool down, GLWA said. Boiled, bottled or disinfected water should used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and cooking until further notice, according to the bulletin.

“Whenever the water system losing pressure for any significant length of time, precautions are recommended, since the loss of pressure can lead to bacterial infection in water system”said GLWA. “Bacteria are generally not harmful and common throughout our environment. Boiling water before using So be it kill bacteria and other organisms that can in water.”

AT cause of water main the gap is still under investigation.

Updates will be provided as information becomes available.

Per more informationContact the Great Lakes Water Authority for water quality issues at [email protected] or call (313) 926-8192 or (313) 926-8128. General recommendations on ways to reduce risk of microbial infection occurs available Call the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.

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