Vicksburg boil water advisory lifted today
Vicksburg boil water advisory lifted today.
VICKSBURG, MI – The boil water advisory for Vicksburg has been lifted following several tests and chlorination of the village’s water system.
Vicksburg officials lifted the boil water advisory this afternoon after repeated tests found no evidence of coliform bacteria.
Since Friday, Vicksburg water customers have been advised to boil their water or use bottled water while further tests were made.
The village also purchased equipment for emergency chlorination of the water system and since Friday has been injecting chlorine into the village water system.
Mallery, and former Village Manager Ken Schippers, who was called in to help deal with the problem, said chlorination will continue for at least another 30 days.
Vicksburg water customers are warned to boil their water after coliform bacteria was detected in one of five samples taken during routine monthly tests this week.
"We would rather not chlorinate."
While coliform bacteria is generally not harmful, it can be an indicator that other potentially harmful bacterium could be present or that there could be a problem with the treatment or distribution system, such as the pipes.
Testing has not shown the presence of other bacteria of greater concern, only the coliforms.