BOIL WATER ADVISORY UPDATE
The Great Lakes Water Authority has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Detroit, Hamtramck
and Highland Park areas. This Advisory is in effect for the areas south of West McNichols and
West of Conner in Detroit and closest to Hamtramck and has affected 29 Detroit Public Schools
Community District schools.
Due to the continuation of the Boil Water Advisory, the District has decided to take further precautionary measures and to close school tomorrow, Friday, March 3. As an additional safety measure, after the advisory is lifted, water lines will be flushed with running water prior to the start of school on Monday morning.
Schools in the affected area include:
1. Blackwell Institute
2. Ben Carson
4. Burton International
6. Cass Technical High
8. Davison Elementary
9. Davis Aerospace @ Golightly
10. Detroit Collegiate Preparatory
11. Detroit Lions
12. Detroit International Academy for Young Women
13. Detroit School of Arts
14. Douglass, Frederick
16. GEE White Academy Pre-K
17. Golightly Career Tech Center
18. Golightly Ed Center
19. Holmes, A.L.
20. Hutchinson@ Howe
22. King High School
23. Marcus Garvey
24. Marshall, T.
25. Moses Field
27. Robeson/Malcom X
Official Alert Issued by the Great Lakes Water Department
Posted on March 1, 2017
A boil water alert is in effect for all of Hamtramck due to a drop in water pressure.
The Great Lakes Water Authority said residents in Highland Park and Hamtramck and Detroit
residents south of 6 Mile Road and west of Conner might be affected until Friday morning
Residents shouldn’t use water from their taps for drinking or cooking unless it is boiled for five
minutes. If the water is used for drinking, it should be cooled in a sealed container after boiling.
Here is a statement from The Great Lakes Water Authority:
“Late this afternoon, the Great Lakes Water Authority’s Water Works Park Water Treatment
Facility experienced an equipment malfunction that caused low water pressure in the facility’s
service area. The Authority has addressed that malfunction and expects that normal pressure
levels should be achieved within 24 hours. As a precautionary measure, GLWA is recommending
that the cities of Highland Park and Hamtramck, as well as the area south of Six Mile
(McNichols) and west of Conner in the City of Detroit, be placed under a boil water alert for the
next 48 hours.”