Boil advisory lifted; Detroit water now safe to drink

A second round of tests from the Great Lakes Water Authority yielded clean results in water flowing to customers affected by a two-day boil-water authority, prompting the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to lift the warning.

"The second round of test results taken by the Great Lakes Water Authority related to the February 28, 2017, boil water advisory have come back clear. Given that both sets of test results have proven that there was nothing wrong with the water, GLWA has made the recommendation to the impacted communities that the boil water advisory can be lifted," the GLWA says in a news release.

Customers within the bounds of Linwood, McNichols Conner and the Detroit River were advised to boil water due to an equipment malfunction at a GLWA station. During the two-day warning, tests were done to ensure there were no bacterial contaminants in the water.

DWSD advises, however, that if water has not been used for six hours or more, water should run from the tap until it is cold and continue to run for an additional two minutes for fresh water.

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