Boil water advisory includes downtown Detroit and Midtown
This article was originally posted by Freep.com
Written By: Perry A. Ferrell
A boil water advisory issued by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department includes all of downtown, Midtown and most of the east side, according to a revised press release.
The original advisory didn't make it clear the extend of the area effected by the advisory. Most news media, including the Free Press, reported it affected parts of Detroit and Highland Park and Hamtramck..
The original advisory said residents and businesses south of McNichols and east of Linwood and west of Conner are advised to boil water before drinking it or using it to cook. A revised advisory made it clear that the area extended south to the riverfront, taking in downtown, Midtown, Corktown and the area east of downtown to Connor.
Officials said the advisory could last through Thursday night and possibly into Friday morning.
The advisory was issued after a temporary drop in pressure in the water supply Tuesday evening raised concerns bacterial contamination may have occurred in the water system, according to the news release. Bacteria are generally not harmful and are common throughout the environment, the release said. Whenever a water system loses pressure for any significant length of time, precautionary measures are recommended.