Boil water advisory remains in effect for parts of Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park
DETROIT – Parts of Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park are still under a boil water advisory Thursday after a temporary drop in water pressure on Tuesday night might have caused a potential bacterial contamination in the water system.
Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using it, or use bottled water.
Crews from the Great Lakes Water Authority and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department are working to get pressure restored, and water staff flushed and took bacteriological samples from around the system.
If residents or businesses have no water service in the area affected by the advisory, they are asked to call the DWSD emergency line at 313-267-7401.
Detroit schools closed Dozens of Detroit public schools closed Thursday because parents were concerned about their children drinking the city’s water.
"As a further precautionary measure, the district has made the decision to close the 26 schools in the affected area and to err on the side of caution," officials said in a statement.
Click here to view the list of Detroit public schools closed by the boil water advisory.
But officials said they received a lot of calls from parents who are concerned and upset that their children were drinking the water on Wednesday and didn’t realize that they were under a boil water advisory.
DPSCD was given a list of schools affected by the advisory on Wednesday morning, but it wasn’t complete.
My concern is our staff and our students were there all day consuming this water," parent Lamethia Champion said.