Valve failure leads to boil water advisory for section of Genesee County

By Roberto Acosta, originally posted on August 01, 2016


GENESEE COUNTY, MI – A section of western Genesee County is under a boil water advisory following a valve failure.

The valve failure took place Monday, Aug. 1 on the back up supply during work on the Winston water main installation, during which the Miller Road transmission line was closed off, according to a statement from Swartz Creek officials.

The issue led to a decrease or loss in pressure for Winchester Village, Winchester Wood, Swartz Creek Estates, and all customers west of Fairchild Street in the city, with residents in those areas advised to boil water.

Clayton Township also posted a statement on their municipal website, asking residents with public water that live south of Interstate 69 to boil water until further notice.

Restoration of water is expected by 5 p.m. and residents should let their water run for several minutes from the cold water tap after service is restored.

Laboratory test will be completed in the next 24-48 hours after restoration of service, with Swartz Creek officials offering their apologies for any inconvenience and asked for patience during the disruption.

Anyone with questions has been asked to contact the Swartz Creek city offices at 810-635-4464 or 911 after hours.

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