Boil water order lifted for Clayton Township, Gaines Township, Swartz Creek
GENESEE COUNTY, MI – The boil water advisory for Clayton Township, Gaines Township and the city of Swartz Creek has been lifted.
As of 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, the water in the Genesee County municipalities is once again safe to drink, according to a release from the Genesee County Drain Commissioner’s office.
Following multiple water main breaks, the advisory was issued on Monday, Dec. 18, advising residents to boil their water until further notice.
The breaks created a loss of water pressure, which sometimes leads to bacterial contamination within the system, officials said.
However, two consecutive rounds of 24-hour water testing show results within "normal established parameters for safe drinking water," the release said.
Both water main breaks took place Monday, Dec. 18 along Bristol Road near the Interstate 69 and Miller Road and were repaired by the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 19.
"Genesee County WWS appreciates the patience and understanding exhibited by the residents of these communities throughout the past three days," the release said.
"Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright would also like to thank all county employees who worked tirelessly around the clock, ensuring the continued safety of our water supply, and providing the quickest possible restoration of normal water use to all residents."
Those in Swartz Creek with additional questions about their water quality should contact Tom Svrcek at 810-635-4464 or 517-719-9051.
Clayton Township or Gaines Township residents should contact Mark Horgan or Jim Thompson at 810-732-7870.