Watch: Great Lakes Water Authority update (Aug. 16) on Metro Detroit water main break

7 communities remain under boil water advisory

Aerial video shows water main break affecting thousands of residents around Metro Detroit

The Great Lakes Water Authority provided an update Tuesday afternoon on the water main break that sparked a boil water advisory for several counties across Metro Detroit.

There are still seven communities and more than 130,000 people affected by the boil water advisory: Almont, Bruce Township, Burtchville Township, Imlay City, Rochester, Shelby Township, and Washington Township.

One business in Greenwood and an industrial park in Romeo also remain under the advisory.

Water main break (Great Lakes Water Authority)

The advisory was prompted by a Saturday morning water main break that caused water pressure to drop. There’s a leak in a 120-inch water transmission main that distributes finished drinking water from a Lake Huron water treatment facility. Crews said it could take weeks before the problem is fixed.

Click here to read everything you need to know about the boil water advisory and this water main break.

On Tuesday, Suzanne Coffey, the CEO of the GLWA, and Cheryl Porter, the COO of water field services for the GLWA, announced updates on the status of the advisory and the water main break. They also talked about the next steps in the pipe repair.

You can watch the entire update in the video posted below.

Here is the full Aug. 16, 2022, Great Lakes Water Authority update on the Metro Detroit water main break and boil water advisory.

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