Livonia residents urged to boil water; Farmington Hills advisory canceled
Low pressure, power failures prompt boil water alerts Residents in Livonia and in parts of Farmington Hills are being urged to boil their water after different system failures on Saturday.
Here’s what you need to know if you live in Livonia: Residents are being urged to boil their water before using it after the Livonia water system lost pressure.
Officials said to bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using, or to use bottled water.
Here’s what you need to know if you live in Farmington Hills: UPDATE: The advisory in Farmington Hills has been canceled.
A precautionary boil water notice has been issued Saturday for the Southwest Pressure District in Farmington Hills because of a power failure at one of the Great Lakes Water Authority booster stations.
Officials said this notice only affects customers in the Southwest Pressure District.
A map showing the general area is below (click to expand): Officials said whenever a water system loses pressure, there is a potential for pollutants to enter the system.
No actual contamination has been detected within the water system at this time, but as a precautionary measure, all water customers in the affected area are being advised by officials to boil all water used for drinking and cooking.
Officials said an alternative is to use bottled water for drinking and cooking.
The area will be flushed and sampled on Saturday and Sunday, officials said.