DETROIT, MI – The Great Lakes Water Authority has issued a Boil Water Advisory for the Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park areas.
This Advisory is in effect for the areas south of West McNichols and West of Conner in Detroit and closest to Hamtramck and has affected 26 Detroit Public Schools.
As a further precautionary measure the district has made the decision to close the 26 schools in the affected area and to err on the side of caution.
Schools in the affected area include:
- Blackwell Institute
- Ben Carson
- Burton International
- Cass Technical High
- Davison Elementary
- Davis Aerospace @ Golightly
- Detroit Collegiate Preparatory
- Detroit Lions
- Detroit International Academy for Young Women
- Detroit School of Arts
- Douglass, Frederick
- Holmes, A.L.
- Hutchinson@ Howe
- King High School
- Marcus Garvey
- Marshall, T.
- Moses Field
- Robeson/Malcom X
Official Alert Issued by the Great Lakes Water Department
Posted on March 1, 2017
A boil water alert is in effect for all of Hamtramck due to a drop in water pressure. The Great Lakes Water Authority said residents in Highland Park and Hamtramck and Detroit residents south of 6 Mile Road and west of Conner might be affected until Friday morning. Residents shouldn’t use water from their taps for drinking or cooking unless it is boiled for five minutes. If the water is used for drinking, it should be cooled in a sealed container after boiling.
Here is a statement from The Great Lakes Water Authority:
“Late this afternoon, the Great Lakes Water Authority’s Water Works Park Water Treatment Facility experienced an equipment malfunction that caused low water pressure in the facility’s service area. The Authority has addressed that malfunction and expects that normal pressure levels should be achieved within 24 hours. As a precautionary measure, GLWA is recommending that the cities of Highland Park and Hamtramck, as well as the area south of Six Mile (McNichols) and west of Conner in the City of Detroit, be placed under a boil water alert for the next 48 hours.”