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Holly residents can now consume water in the village without boiling it first, officials said Wednesday.

"We have received the final set of test results regarding the water and were given the 'all clear,'" officials said on the village's Facebook page. "The Boil Water Alert has been lifted!" 

The village issued the boil water alert Monday due to a broken valve on a water main along the North Saginaw Street corridor, according to officials.

The alert was issued as a precaution until the water could be collected and tested as required by state law.

Officials said test results received Tuesday show the water was negative for harmful bacteria, but another set of test results are expected to arrive late Wednesday.

Before consuming tap water in areas affected by low water pressure, water should be boiled for one minute and cooled before being used, according to experts. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation until further notice.

For information, call the Holly Public Works Department at (248) 634-2202.

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