26 Detroit Schools Closed due to Boil Water Advisory

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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:

  1. Blackwell Institute
  2. Ben Carson
  3. Bunche
  4. Burton International
  5. Carstens
  6. Cass Technical High
  7. Chrysler
  8. Davison Elementary
  9. Davis Aerospace @ Golightly
  10. Detroit Collegiate Preparatory
  11. Detroit Lions
  12. Detroit International Academy for Young Women
  13. Detroit School of Arts
  14. Douglass, Frederick
  15. Durfee
  16. Holmes, A.L.
  17. Hutchinson@ Howe
  18. Keidan
  19. King High School
  20. Marcus Garvey
  21. Marshall, T.
  22. Moses Field
  23. Nichols
  24. Robeson/Malcom X
  25. Thirkell
  26. Spain

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.”