130,000 people in Metro Detroit remain under boil water advisory

130,000 people in Metro Detroit remain under boil water advisory
Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 4:50 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 5:45 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A boil water advisory remains in effect for several Metro Detroit communities, affecting more than 130,000 people.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a State of Emergency for impacted areas Sunday.

A water main broke Saturday, impacting residents in Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland, and St. Clair counties. Officials said it could take two weeks to fix.

Update: Boil water advisory extended for 130,000 people in Metro Detroit

The water boil advisory will be lifted when sampling from the water confirms it is safe to drink.

Macomb County executive Mark Hackel said Monday that engineers from across the country are working around the clock to “deploy a swift and sustainable solution.”

Macomb and Oakland counties are distributing water to people impacted. The cause of the break remains under investigation.

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