Residents urged to boil water after Livonia water system loses pressure
Residents urged to boil water after Livonia water system loses pressure.
LIVONIA, Mich. – Residents are being urged to boil their water before using it after the Livonia water system lost pressure.
Precautionary boil water notice issued for Southwest Pressure District… Bacteria are generally not harmful and are common throughout the environment, officials said.
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.
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation until further notice.
The loss in water pressure was due to a DTE power failure Saturday.
Precautionary measures are recommended whenever a water system loses pressure for any significant length of time.
The Great Lakes Water Authority is working to get pressure restored.
Officials said water staff will be taking other remedial actions, such as flushing and collecting bacteriological samples from around the system.
The samples will be collected to determine that the water quality meets the state drinking water standards.