GLWA extends timeline to fix water main break in Metro Detroit

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There are breaking developments in the massive water main break that is impacting over 100,000 Metro Detroiters, and it isn't good as the Great Lakes Water Authority now says it will take three weeks instead of two to fix it. New inspections found damage in the pipe, meaning more of that 120-inch main needs to be manufactured and trucked in. The Water Authority now says its goal is to have the line fully repaired by Sep. 3. On Tuesday (Aug. 16) at the site, crews began removing the broken pipe that was installed back in 1973. That means 130,000 people in the seven communities will need to boil their water for the next 18 days.