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UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted

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Published: Jan. 5, 2017 at 11:40 AM EST
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City of Mason, MI - The City of Mason, in consultation with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), has lifted the Boil Water Advisory originally issued on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

On the morning of Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the Boil Water Advisory was issued due to a water break which resulted in the loss of system pressure which had the potential of causing harmful bacteria to enter the water supply distribution systems. Out of an abundance of caution and for the sake of public health, the advisory was issued.

Mason businesses affected by the advisory included properties located in the following areas:

West Side of Cedar Street from Curtis Street to Kerns Road and Kerns Road from Cedar Street to Howell Road.

The test results for the first and second round of samples collected from the affected areas have come back negative for harmful bacteria. It is not necessary for businesses to do anything, such as flushing, prior to resuming full use of their tap water.

"We appreciate the patience of the businesses that were affected and we apologize for the major inconvenience experienced since Tuesday morning," stated Deb Stuart, Mason City Administrator.

Community members are asked to help share this information with all other people who drink Mason water, especially those who may not receive this information directly.