More than 2 dozen Detroit public schools closed due to boil water advisory
More than 2 dozen Detroit public schools closed due to boil water advisory.
DETROIT – More than two dozen Detroit schools have been closed due to a boil water advisory affecting parts of Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park, officials announced Wednesday night.
But officials said they received a lot of calls from parents who are concerned and upset that their children were drinking the water Wednesday and didn’t realize they were under a boil water advisory.
The decision to close the schools was made out of "an abundance of caution."
When DPSCD was given a list of schools affected by the advisory Wednesday morning, it wasn’t complete.
"I’m really not concerned at whose issue it is, my concern is our staff and our students were there all day consuming this water," parent Lamethia Champion said.
"How are you going to get all of these supplies delivered to 25 schools by the start of school tomorrow when you have a problem getting regular supplies delivered to schools on a regular basis?"
The school district heard parents’ concerns and decided to close 26 schools.
Check here Officials said a temporary drop in water pressure could have caused a potential bacterial contamination in the water system.
For more on what you should do during a boil water advisory, click here.