Great Lakes Water Authority identifies issue at SE Detroit pump station ahead of flood threat
With several inches of rain expected to fall across Metro Detroit over the next few days, the Great Lakes Water Authority is warning residents to remain alert and be prepared for potential flooding -- especially after an issue was discovered at a local pump station.
DTE, other agencies investigate apparent underground explosion in southwest Detroit
“It felt like an explosion or earthquake honestly. The doors in the building were shifting. We were trying to fix them and then we noticed that it was actually a foundation issue. Cracks were appearing inside as well as outside."
GLWA responds to break on 30-inch water transmission main causing flooding in Detroit
DETROIT – On Saturday, the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) issued a statement on a 30 inch transmission main break. The 30-inch water transmission main is located on Marquette Street just south of Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. Although water service has not been interrupted the issue caused flooding in the area, according to the GLWA. While this incident has not impacted water service, there has been significant flooding in the impacted area, which runs from Marquette Street on the West to Harding Street on East, Jefferson on the North to Freud Street on the South. GLWA will work with residents in the impacted area to address the damage caused by the water main break,” read the statement released by the GLWA.
Garden City reports water service interruption
GARDEN CITY, Mich. The city of Garden City is reporting a water service interruption on Tuesday. According to the city, water service has been interrupted throughout the city due to work being done by the Great Lakes Water Authority. Restoration efforts are underwayWhen water is restored it could result in brown water to areas of the City, reads a statement from the city. Please check your water before doing laundry or avoid doing laundry at all if you see any discoloration of your water. Running your faucets if you see brown water after the water work is complete will eliminate the problem.
Boil water advisory issued for portion of Westland lifted
WESTLAND, Mich. – The mandatory boil water advisory issued by the Great Lakes Water Authority for a portion of the city of Westland (Cherry Hill to Michigan Avenue and Henry Ruff to Venoy) has been lifted. Testing has confirmed that the water is safe to consume and meets all Safe Drinking Water Act regulations. Original Story: Portion of Westland remains under boil water advisoryGLWA took the precautionary measure of issuing the mandatory boil water advisory on Thursday evening due to the loss of pressure in the water distribution system caused by an error made by the GLWA field service crews during pressure reducing valve replacement maintenance activities in the area. Whenever a water system loses pressure for any significant length of time, the precautionary measure of a boil water advisory is recommended.
Portion of Westland remains under boil water advisory
WESTLAND, Mich. – Because of a loss of pressure in parts of the Westland water supply, a portion of the city is under a boil water advisory. According to Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) officials, the first round of tests taken have come back clear. The second round of test results will be returned on Sunday and upon a second clear result, GLWA will lift the boil water advisory. The boil water advisory will remain in effect until it is canceled by the Great Lakes Water Authority. The boil water advisory is expected to be resolved within 48 hours after water has been restored.
Riverview under citywide boil water order
RIVERVIEW, Mich. – The city of Riverview is under a boil water order until further notice while it experiences a water shutoff. Here’s a statement from the city:“The city is currently experiencing a city-wide water shutoff from GLWA due to a valve replacement project. We are working with GLWA to get the water turned back on.”Riverview police said the city is under a boil water order until further notice. Water service is restored however this caused the city of Riverview to need to issue a boil water advisory. It is expected that this boil water advisory will last 48 hours so that sampling can be done to ensure water quality.