Detroit Boil Water Advisory: First Tests Come Back Clear
Detroit Boil Water Advisory: First Tests Come Back Clear.
DETROIT (WWJ) – Officials say the first round of tests came back clear while a big chunk of the city of Detroit remains under a boil water advisory.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality said in a media release, Thursday afternoon, that while the results of the tests by the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) “are a sign that there is nothing wrong with the water,” the advisory will remain in effect at least until noon on Friday, to be safe.
Upon a second clear result, the GLWA will recommend that the boil water advisory be lifted.
This includes downtown Detroit and the campus of Wayne State University, along with all of Highland Park and Hamtramck.
Meantime, dozens of Detroit schools were closed as a result, and numerous local business have been affected.
Grace Forrest, a barista at Roasting Plant in Campus Martius, said they’re using bottled water to wash the dishes and aren’t able to serve iced coffee.
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.
Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
Any residents or businesses without water service in the defined area is urged to contact the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s emergency line at 313-267-7401.