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Boil water advisory lifted for city of GR and Township

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A boil water advisory was lifted Wednesday around noon for the city of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Township

The advisory was lifted around noon Wednesday after the city had flushed the water system and completed all required testing and sampling.

Residents and businesses no longer have to boil water to make it safe for consumption, but the city does recommend flushing pipes beforehand by running cold water through faucets and appliances with direct water connections for at least 5 minutes.

The advisory had been in place since Sunday afternoon following a water main break near Leonard Street and Union Avenue. Such breaks can cause a drop in water pressure which can allow bacteria to enter the system.

The break was repaired Monday, but the city had to conduct tests in accordance with Federal and State rules and regulations to confirm the water was safe to drink.

A list of recommend actions residents should take before consuming city water can be found at the City of Grand Rapids website.

No word yet on how many residents were affected by the advisory.

Dave joined WGVU Public Media in November of 2023 after eighteen years as a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Emmy-nominated photojournalist and editor at Grand Rapids' WOOD TV8 and three years at WEYI TV25 in Flint, Michigan. As a General Assignment Reporter, Dave covers daily news and community events all over West Michigan.
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