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Boil water notice issued for 23 Metro Detroit communities due to leak in GLWA’s largest water main – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

A precautionary boil water notice was issued for 23 communities after a water main break caused a loss of pressure Saturday morning.

Officials state that crews have identified the location of a leak on a 120-inch water transmission main that distributes finished drinking water from a Lake Huron water treatment facility. According to Great Lakes Water Authority, an estimated 935,000 people are impacted. Officials are investigating the cause of the water main break.

Officials with the GLWA have been working to repair the broken water main. When a water system loses pressure, there’s a risk of bacterial contamination. As a result, precautionary measures have been taken.

GLWA states that crews will open emergency connections to other mains once the leak is isolated to restore flow to those impacted.

Residents are urged not to drink the water without boiling it first. Those wanting to consume the water are to boil it for at least one minute and then let it cool before use. This advisory is for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice.

You can see a list of the affected areas below.

  • The 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 Lapeer
  • Lenox Township
  • Macomb Township
  • Mayfield Township
  • Village of New Haven
  • 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
Water main break (Great Lakes Water Authority)