Boil water advisory lifted, schools to reopen Tuesday in Homer

Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 5:47 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 2:29 AM EST
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UPDATE - The boil water advisory for the Village of Homer has been lifted as of 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 20th. Homer Community Schools will reopen Tuesday, November 21st.

According to the Department of Public Works, samples were taken and tested with negative results for both Total Coliform and E-Coli. The department is encouraging residents to clear their individual lines before drinking by letting water flow at each drinking source until the water is clear.

HOMER, Mich. (WILX) - Homer Community Schools is closed Monday due to a boil water advisory in effect for the village of Homer.

The school district made the announcement on its Facebook page on Sunday. The boil water advisory was issued Saturday in Homer because of a drop in water pressure that may have allowed for bacterial contamination.

The Department of Public Works said water is now pumping at normal levels, but the boil water advisory will likely stay in place until Tuesday morning.

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