Detroit boil water advisory: What you need to know

Detroit boil water advisory: What you need to know.
Here’s what you need to know about a boil water advisory.
What is a boil water advisory?
It’s a public health advisory given by government officials when a city or community’s water system could be contaminated by bacteria.
Until the advisory is lifted, residents are advised to boil water before drinking it or using it to cook to ensure there is no bacteria before consumption.
Read more: Who is affected by Detroit’s boil water advisory?
According to the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD), the possibility of bacterial contamination occurred when there was a temporary drop in pressure from one pump at the system’s big water-treatment plant on East Jefferson, at the former Water Works Park (long closed to the public).
What do I need to do during a boil water advisory?
What if I don’t know about the boil water advisory and drink and/or use the water anyway?
The water pressure is back up in every area of the city, and as soon as we get the green light from the DEQ we will revoke the boil water alert."

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