A boil water advisory was issued Monday for all Walled Lake, Commerce Township and Novi residents after a loss of pressure occurred due to a temporary power outage at a Great Lakes Water Authority station.
Whenever a water system loses pressure for a significant amount of time, preventive measures are recommended due to the loss of pressure, as it can lead to bacterial contamination in the water system.
Officials say that the bacteria generally are not harmful but common throughout our environment.
No contamination has been detected, but officials advise all water customers in the affected areas to boil water used for drinking and cooking, as it will kill any bacteria or other organisms in the water.
The water system in the area will reportedly be flushed and collected for samples. The boil water notice will be lifted once the laboratory confirms that the water is safe to drink, officials said.