Water boil advisory alert issued for some Flint residents

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FLINT, MI  — Due to the loss of water pressure in the water distribution system caused by a water main break, Flint Department of Public Works Director, Rob Bincsik, has decided to issue a precautionary boil filtered water advisory to protect the health and safety of the City’s water customers.

“Whenever a water system loses pressure for any significant length of time, precautionary measures are recommended”, Bincsik said.

The affected area is Nebraska Ave. between Kearsley Park Blvd. and Franklin. The City of Flint Water Department is working to get the water main break repaired and pressure restored. Water staff will be taking other actions such as flushing and collecting bacteriological samples from around near the area.

“Bacteriological samples are being taken and if samples come back negative we expect to lift the boil water advisory after 48 hours”, added Bincsik.

Customers should first flush their cold water and then only boil water that has been first filtered.

Flint crews will be working to complete the repair. An update will be provided when the advisory is lifted. Prior to usage, customers should change filter cartridges.

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