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Posted on: January 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] PUBLIC NOTICE: Water Main Break - Maple & Seminary

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PUBLIC NOTICE - Tuesday, January 10, 2023 (updated 11:45 AM)

A water main break at the intersection of Maple and Seminary Streets is being addressed by the City’s Department of Public Services staff. Due to this water main break, some residents may experience discolored water coming from their taps (brownish in color). This is common when there is a sudden change in the flow of water in the water main. 

Discolored water comes from internal pipe sediment getting stirred up. This sediment will change the color, but the water still meets the Department of Environmental, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) standards for safe drinking water.

The water should clear on its own. Try running the cold water a few minutes and/or flushing the toilet a couple of times to see if it is clearing. If the water is still discolored, let it sit for about an hour before trying again. Avoid running hot water if the cold water is discolored. This will minimize filling the hot water tank with any discolored water. Please wait to do laundry, especially white or light-colored clothes.

Please avoid the area while crews work to address this issue! We appreciate your patience.

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