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Farmington Schools affected by water emergency to resume as normal Thursday

7 schools affected by water main break

Farmington Schools will reopen Thursday. (WDIV)
Farmington Schools will reopen Thursday. (WDIV)

FARMINGTON, Mich. – All seven Farmington Schools affected by the Oakland County water emergency will reopen Thursday as normal, school officials announced.

Here is the information from Farmington Schools:

"We are happy to announce that school will be in session at the seven schools that have been affected by the recent water main break. School will resume on Thursday, October 26 for Farmington STEAM Academy, Forest Elementary School, Kenbrook Elementary School, Wood Creek Elementary School, Warner Middle School, Harrison High School and North Farmington High School."

As you know, the safety of our students, staff and families is our number one priority. We have been working to make sure our schools are safe for students and staff to return to school as soon as possible."

Drinking Water

While the water advisory is in effect, the schools have covered up all the water fountains in their buildings. The schools have bottled water on hand for anyone who needs it. Students and staff are also encouraged to bring in bottled water while the school is under the “Boil Water Advisory.”

Restrooms

The schools have operational restroom facilities. It is important to note that it is safe for students/staff to wash hands in the bathroom but it is still not safe to ingest the water.

School Lunches

School lunches will be available as normal. Please know that our Nutrition Services Department is following all the safety requirements such as boiling water in the preparation of school lunches.

Information from the City of Farmington Hills

Bottled water will be distributed at the Costick Center located at 28600 Eleven Mile Road. One case of water will be distributed per household per day. Proof of residency is required. Residents should also bring containers to fill with potable water in case the bottled water supply has run out. Water will be distributed between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.