Water Update: First Test Shows No Contamination, Boil Water Advisory Continues

 05/17/2018 - 15:33

The City of Saline remains under a boil water advisory due to the system-wide loss of pressure that occurred on May 16, according to DPW Director Jeff Fordice.

Sufficient pressure was restored to the system Wednesday afternoon to allow testing to begin.  Samples were collected at various points across the distribution system, following MDEQ requirements, and analyzed, according to Fordice. The analysis takes 24 hours. The first round samples showed no contamination in the distribution system, Fordice said.

The MDEQ requires two successive rounds of negative (good) results before a boil water advisory can be lifted.  The second round of samples was collected the afternoon of May 17, 2018.  The results will be released as soon as they are available.

The following addresses are under an extended boil water advisory: 400 E. Michigan, 405 E. Michigan, 413 E. Michigan, 434 E. Michigan, 450 E. Michigan, 502 E. Michigan, 524 E. Michigan, 600 E. Michigan, 601 E. Michigan, and 660 E. Michigan.  The main serving these addresses was not returned to service until 8:15pm, May 16, 2018 and therefore must remain on a boil water advisory for a minimum of 48 hours from that time.  These addresses will receive individual notification of their status.

 

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