OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – A part needed to fix a water main break in Oakland County that has affected 12 communities is expected to arrive Wednesday.
The part, which is coming from Illinois, will repair the 48-inch water main that has left 51,000 people without water.
Multiple schools in the county are closed today as a result. See a full list here.
Once the repair is made, the water must be tested for 48 hours, so Friday is the earliest that water could be safely used without being boiled.
The break happened at about 5:30 p.m. in West Bloomfield.
The Great Lakes Water Authority issued the advisory for:
- Bloomfield Township
- Commerce Township
- Farmington Hills (North of I-696)
- Keego Harbor
- Novi Township
- Oakland Township (specifically the subdivisions: The Hills of Oakland and Kings Pointe)
- Orchard Lake Village
- Rochester Hills (north of Hamlin and west of Livernois)
- Walled Lake
- West Bloomfield Township