Public Notice: Water System Repairs – May 25, 2022
WHAT IS HAPPENING? The City of Grand Ledge Department of Public Services (DPS) has unexpected but necessary repairs needed on the iron removal system at the water treatment plant.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT? Residents will experience a change in their water quality. Increased levels of iron may be present until repairs are complete. Residents will see discoloration and may experience a change in taste when consuming water. Please use caution when doing laundry May 25 - June 1, 2022, as discoloration may cause rust stains on light clothing. If your laundry does become stained, do not put it in the dryer. Rewash clothes with detergent and rust removing agent.
WHEN IS THIS HAPPENING? Repairs are needed urgently, and begin today, May 25, 2022. Residents could experience these noted changes in their tap water as early as 10:00 AM on May 26th. While the repair is expected to take approximately two days, residents may continue to experience increased iron levels in the water for approximately 10 days. Following the iron removal system repairs, DPS will perform hydrant flushing in select areas to help restore water quality as soon as possible. Bi-annual hydrant flushing is scheduled for mid-September.
Please note that water is SAFE for consumption and is not hazardous to your health. Iron is not hazardous to health, but may be considered a secondary or aesthetic contaminant. Iron is essential for good health and most tap water in the United States supplies approximately 5% of the dietary requirement for iron.