Ann Arbor issues boil water notice for northeast area

City says water OK to shower, do laundry but not for drinking until further notice

Published On: Mar 07 2013 10:37:14 AM EST
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -

Ann Arbor has issued a boil water advisory for the northeast side.

In a statement, the city said it is the result of the water system being depressurized due to a city contractor conducting scheduled valve maintenance. 

Affected areas:

The affected area includes South of Green Court, North of the Huron River, East of Huron Parkway and West of US-23.

VIEW: Map of affected area

What residents should do:

As a precautionary measure, all residents in the affected northeast area are advised to boil water that they will use for drinking or cooking.

The water should be boiled for at least one minute and allowed to cool in a covered container.

Bottled water may be used as an alternative to boiling. Residents may experience discolored water, which can cause stains to laundry if the discoloration is not first cleared from the lines.

The iron sediment in the water main has been disturbed causing the discoloration.

Once residents are notified that the boil water alert has ended, it is recommended to run cold water for several minutes and flush the toilet to clear your lines.

Residents may use the water for showering, flushing toilets, and doing laundry. If using the dishwasher, use the heated cycle. If hand-washing dishes, use hot water.

The advisory is in effect until further notice:

Tests of the water have begun and results will be available within 24 hours. The boil water advisory will be lifted when safe results have been obtained from the tests. Residents in the impacted area will be notified via the city’s Code Red emergency notification system.

This is a precautionary advisory only. There is no indication that there was any contamination.

For more information about Code Red visit www.a2gov.org. Residents may call the Water Treatment Plant 24/7 at (734) 994-2840 with questions.

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