Hamtramck issues boil-water alert

Hamtramck issues boil-water alert.
The city of Hamtramck issued a boil-water alert Tuesday night after the city said the water system lost pressure and “contamination may have occurred.” “Due to a drop in pressure in the city of Hamtramck water supply, bacterial contamination may have occurred in the water system,” a notice on its Facebook page said.
“Bacteria are generally not harmful and are common throughout our environment.
Corrective measures are currently being undertaken to correct the situation.” The city warned residents not to drink the water and recommended using bottled water or tap water that is boiled first.
“Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cook before using,” the Facebook post said.
The city said it was working with the Great Lakes Water Authority to restore pressure and “water staff” will take remedial action such as flushing and collecting samples to determine if the water quality meets state drinking water standards.
The boil-water advisory will remain in effect until sampling finds the water is safe, the city said.
The water authority, the city said, estimates the issue will be resolved by Friday morning.
Call the city’s Public Services Department at (313) 800-5233 with questions.

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