The boiling water recommendation affects 935,000 residents in the Detroit metro area

On Saturday, a water advisory to boil water was issued in 23 Detroit metropolitan communities, affecting 935,000 residents, after a burst water main was discovered.

The Great Lakes Water Authority found the breach in a 120-inch water main that distributes drinking water to 23 communities in Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, the Detroit Free Press reported.

GLWA provides drinking water to nearly 40% of Michigan’s population.

Crews identified the leak a mile west of GLWA’s Lake Huron Water Treatment Facility.

Once the leak is isolated, crews make emergency connections to other mains in the system and provide some water to affected communities.

Authorities are still looking for the cause of the water main burst.
Residents in affected areas should not drink the system’s water without boiling it for at least a minute to kill bacteria.
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Until the issue is resolved, residents in affected areas should not drink the system’s water without boiling it for at least a minute to kill bacteria, and then allowing it to cool.

GLWA says it is investigating the cause of the rupture.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/13/boil-water-advisory-affects-935000-residents-in-metro-detroit/ The boiling water recommendation affects 935,000 residents in the Detroit metro area

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