BOIL WATER ADVISORY UPDATE: No Preliminary Evidence of Contamination

This is an update from the Great Lakes Water Authority

March 2, 2017

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) 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 areas closest to Hamtramck. The advisory has affected 29 Detroit Public Schools Community District schools.

A statement issued by GLWA officials yesterday indicate that preliminary testing has shown there is no evidence of any bacterial contamination in Detroit’s water supply. “The first round of test results taken by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) related to the February 28, 2017 boil water advisory have come back clear,” said GLWA in a statement. “While these results are a sign that there is nothing wrong with the water, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is requiring the boil water advisory remain in effect throughout the originally stated 48-hour time period. A second round of test results will be returned tomorrow and upon a second clear result, GLWA will recommend that the boil water advisory be lifted. GLWA will provide additional updates as soon as they are available.”

As a precautionary measure, schools were closed today Thursday, March 2 and will remain closed Friday, March 3.  The Boil Water Advisory is expected to be lifted by noon tomorrow.  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.

The DWSD updated article and the list of school closures.

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