Water main break leads to boil water advisory for 2 downtown Flint buildings

FLINT, MI — A precautionary boil filter water advisory was issued Wednesday afternoon for a pair of downtown Flint buildings.
A water main break has led to the advisory being issued by Rob Bincsik, the city’s public works director, for customers including the Ferris Wheel Building and the Dryden Building along Saginaw Street.
The affected area includes Second Street, between Saginaw and Harrison streets, according to the notice.
"Bacteria are generally not harmful and are common throughout our environment.
Corrective measures are currently being undertaken to correct the situation."
Those in the affected area have been advised to not drink water without boiling it first for at least one minute or use bottled water.
Anyone not currently using a filter is advised to flush their system for at least seven minutes prior to collecting any water to boil.
The notice states the city’s water department is working on locating and repairing the source of the main break to get pressure restored.
Samples will be collected to determine the quality and ensure no bacteria is found in the water, with officials anticipating the problem will be resolved by Wednesday evening.
Anyone seeking additional information may contact the City of Flint Water Department at 810-766-7202.

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