A water main break at the Lake Huron facility of the Great Lakes Water Authority has affected an estimated 935,000 customers.
The largest water transmission main in the local water distribution system, the 120-inch main, has a break that the GLWA is attempting to isolate. On Saturday early in the morning, the leak was discovered.
The water main break, affecting 935,000 people.
The largest water main in the local water distribution system, a 120-inch water main, had a leak that was found by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) early on Saturday morning.
GLWA is working to isolate a break on a 120-inch water transmission main that distributes finished drinking water from our Lake Huron Water Treatment Facility to communities in the northern part of GLWA’s drinking water service area. https://t.co/6GHbtiQdLj pic.twitter.com/X2z34yAUhN— Great Lakes Water Authority (@glwatermi) August 13, 2022
Communities in the northern portion of GLWA’s drinking water service region receive drinking water from the Lake Huron Water Treatment Facility via the damaged water transmission line.
The location of the break
The leak’s exact location has been found. It is about a mile west of the Lake Huron Water Treatment Facility owned by GLWA.
In order to start the repair process, GLWA technicians are trying to isolate the area around the leak. Crews will start opening emergency connections to other mains in the system after the leak has been located in order to restore some water flow to the affected communities.
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For the following communities: 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 Towns, a precautionary Boil Water Advisory has been issued due to changing water pressure levels.
Residents should not drink the water without first boiling it according to this boil water advisory. Before using or eating, water must be heated to a rolling boil for at least one minute. The GLWA suggests using boiling, bottled, or disinfected water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and food preparation up until further notice.
The measures which are taken by GLWA
Precautions are advised whenever a water system experiences a pressure loss of any length of time because this can result in bacterial contamination of the water system. Bacteria are ubiquitous in our environment and are typically not dangerous.
According to the Great Lakes Water Authority, boiling water will eliminate any bacteria and other organisms that may be present in it (GLWA).
GLWA is looking into what caused the break right now. The Boil Water Advisory won’t end until sample results show the water is safe to drink. When the Boil Water Advisory is lifted, GLWA Water Quality will notify the impacted neighborhoods.
Please contact the Great Lakes Water Authority Water Quality at email@example.com or (313) 926-8192 or (313) 926-8128 for more information. The EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791 can provide general advice on how to reduce the risk of illness by bacteria.
The statements by Great Lakes Water Authority
The largest in the system, the 120-inch water main in St. Clair County transports treated water from Lake Huron, according to the organization.
Crews will start opening emergency connections to other system mains as soon as the leak is discovered, according to the agency, in an effort to restore some flow to the affected towns.
The GLWA stated that boiling water before using it will eliminate any bacteria and other organisms that may be present in the water. “A loss of pressure can lead to bacterial contamination in the water system.
It is advised against drinking the water in the affected regions without first boiling it. The authorities recommend citizens boil all water for at least one minute, let it cool, and then use it.
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Until further notice, the government advised using boiled, bottled, or sterilized water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and cooking.
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