More than 900K people told to boil water in SE Michigan

BURTCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – More than 900,000 people in southeastern Michigan are being advised to boil their drinking water after a break was reported in a critical pipe. The roughly two dozen communities include Pontiac, Sterling Heights, Clinton Township, Utica and Troy.

The enormous pipe in St. Clair County is called a water main and carries treated water from Lake Huron. The Great Lakes Water Authority says it’s the largest in the system.

The agency says boiling water is recommended because a loss of water pressure can lead to bacteria in the system. Flint says it switched to a different water source and was dropped from the boil advisory.

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8/13/2022 1:57:26 PM (GMT -5:00)