Detroit lifts boil water advisory
Detroit lifts boil water advisory.
The Detroit Public Schools Community District closed 29 schools Friday as a precaution during the boil water alert that affected portions of Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.
Testing revealed the water quality was not compromised when water pressure dropped Tuesday evening due to a glitch in a valve system at a Detroit water treatment plant.
Detroit City Council members on Friday blasted water officials for what they called an "unacceptable" and slow roll-out of information about the boil water advisory.
GLWA officials were at work by 5:07 p.m. to fix the issue and notify communities, including Detroit.
"We don’t issue (boil water alerts) for communities," McCormick said.
The GLWA recommended that an advisory be issued in Highland Park, Hamtramck, and portions of Detroit affected by the glitch, McCormick said.
"We needed to talk to GLWA" about the issue, he said.
"The difference with this incident (is) I can’t ever remember a boil water alert for the large area that we had (this week)."
No details were given Friday, but Brown touched on general ideas.