Boil water advisory lifted for Flint residents -- here’s what to do now

24-inch main repaired, bacterial testing complete

FLINT, Mich. – The boil water advisory that was in effect for Flint residents over the weekend has been lifted.

According to the 10:15 a.m. update from the city of Flint, the boil water advisory that was put into effect on Friday, Feb. 13, has been lifted after bacterial testing finished.

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Report from Sunday:

The city provided an update on the water main break on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m.

According to the update, the 24-inch transmission main has been repaired but is out of service until bacterial testing can be completed.

The boil water advisory remains in place for Flint residents through Monday.

“We thank residents for their patience as we continue to take precautions to protect public health and safety,” the city said in their notice.

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Report from Saturday:

As of Saturday, Feb. 11, at 11:30 a.m. crews were working to repair the break in a 24-inch transmission main. The city says crews discovered a large split that would require 14 to 16 feet of pipe to be cut and replaced.

According to the updated notice, the city anticipates repairs, flushing and bacterial testing to continue through Monday, Feb. 13.

Report from Friday:

According to the city of Flint, the water department was working to identify the source of a major water main break that was affecting large portions of the city on Friday, Feb. 10 at approximately 10:12 a.m.

The city updated its notice at 10:50 a.m. to say they had identified the source of the break, and advised residents citywide to boil filtered water that would be used for drinking or cooking.

A water main break was located on Cedar Street near the Shelter of Flint, according to the city. Residents are asked to avoid the area while crews work to repair the break and restore service.

In the updated notice, the city warned some residents may experience low water pressure.

This story will be updated as we receive updated information. The city of Flint is also providing updates on its website, click here for those updates.

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