FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The boil water advisory that affected 12 Oakland County communities has been lifted in all areas including northwest Farmington Hills.
The boil water advisory was lifted for all other affected areas on Sunday, and now Farmington Hills north of Interstate 696 is in the clear, too.
After the loss of water pressure near Halsted and 14 Mile Friday night, the Oakland County water resource commissioner ordered a new set of water quality tests. That pushed back the timeline for lifting the advisory in northwest Farmington Hills until Monday morning.
300,000-plus affected by water main break
More than 300,000 people in 12 Oakland County communities were impacted by the boil water advisory. It was issued last Monday after a 48-inch water main broke on 14 Mile between Farmington and Drake. That caused a loss of water pressure in the water transmission system.
Families have been boiling their water and buying cases of bottled water.
"I hope we get through it," resident Sam Nagor said. "I am boiling couple of gallons of water for dinner and to drink."
Those who live in the communities where the advisory was lifted are urged to flush the water for at least five minutes, replace water filters, and check and clean appliances thoroughly before using.