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First round of testing in GR water advisory comes back negative

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Those in the affected area still should NOT drink tap water without boiling it first

Better news for those affected by the boil water advisory in the Grand Rapids area: the first round of testing water samples has come back negative, and city leaders say that’s a positive sign.

The advisory remains in effect as the city prepares another round of samples for testing.

Sunday, a significant water main break lead to a drop in water pressure and potential contamination.

The city has flushed the water system and will continue testing.

Those in the affected area should NOT drink tap water without boiling it first. Only boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth and washing dishes.

Water should be brought to a full boil for one minute and cooled before using to kill harmful bacteria and organisms.

When the Boil Water Advisory is lifted, those in the affected area will receive another notification and further directions for safety.

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