Oakland County boil water alert could possibly be lifted Sunday

Posted at 6:27 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 20:23:27-04

Several communities remain under a boil water alert. 

The problem started on Monday when a water main busted on 14 Mile Road near Farmington on the border of Farmington Hills and West Bloomfield Township.  

Great Lakes Water Authority crews replaced the 48 inch pipe. Now, they are finishing work at the site, flushing the system, and testing the water. 

The county has lifted the boil water alert for some but if you live in Commerce, Farmington Hills – North of 696, Orchard Lake, Novi, Novi Township, Wixom, West Bloomfield Township or Walled Lake, your water is not yet cleared as safe. 

Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash says if all goes as planned, the boil water alert should be lifted for all by Sunday. When you are given the all-clear, it is important you flush your home’s water system. 

The Oakland County Health Department says so far there have been no reports of illnesses by people who drank water from the faucet despite the boil alert, but it is in contact with local hospitals. 

Some communities are passing out water. To find out more information about that, click here.