Nearly 1 Million Michigan People Get Boiling Water Advice


An estimated 935,000 people in 23 communities in the Greater Detroit area were placed under a boil advisory Saturday after a leak was discovered in a 120-inch water transmission line that distributes water from Lake Huron Water Treatment Facility to residents, the Great Lakes Water Authority said.

According to GLWA, the leak was discovered early Saturday. The leak is located about a mile west of the Lake Huron Water Treatment facility, and crews are working to isolate the area so repair work can begin.

GLWA originally issued a precaution: Advice on boiling water for the following communities affected by the break: Almont Village, City of Auburn Hills, Bruce Township, Burtchville Township, Chesterfield Township, Clinton Township, City of Flint, Flint Township, City of Imlay City, Lenox Township, Macomb Township, Mayfield Township, Village of New Haven, Orion Township, City of Pontiac, City of Rochester, City of Rochester Hills, City of Romeo, Shelby Township, City of Sterling Heights, City of Troy, City of Utica, and Washington Township.

Several communities were removed from the list on Saturday afternoon, including the city of Flint, which has struggled with water problems since the 2014 water crisis, which saw lead-contaminated water pumped into residents’ homes and businesses.

As of Saturday night, fewer than 300,000 residents were affected by the boiling water advisory, GLWA said in an email to CNN.

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