Car crash leads to boil water advisory


December 24, 2021

A boil water advisory was issued for several subdivisions in the Township of Green Oak following a car accident early Friday morning.

According to a press release from the Livingston Community Water Authority, a fire hydrant was pulled from the main line due to a motor vehicle accident at or near the intersection of Lee Road and Richelle Street. “A water leak has been reported to the Authority,” the statement said, which said a repair contractor had been dispatched, but water “was shut off in about 336 homes during repairs.” The notice applies to residents of the Saxe, Wilmore & Meadows subdivisions.

The advisory advises affected residents to bring tap water to a boil, boil it for one minute, and cool it before using or using bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice.

Water Authority officials say it’s not clear how long the water system will be down for repairs.
“When water lines lose pressure, it increases the risk of untreated water and harmful microbes entering your water. “

Residents of affected subdivisions are advised that they will be required to boil water for the next 72 hours until the issue is resolved and the boil water advisory is canceled.

They will be notified when tests show residents no longer need to boil their water.

For more information contact: Mark St. Charles of the Livingston Community Water Authority at 810-231-1333 ext. 102 or [email protected]


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