Boil water alert issued in Keego Harbor

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
A boil water alert was issued Friday in Oakland County's Keego Harbor.

Keego Harbor has issued a boil water alert for certain parts of the city due to a water main break Friday, officials said.

The boil water alert was issued as a precaution because a water main break caused water pressure to drop, they said.

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.

The office of the Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner said the water system in Keego Harbor area will be flushed and samples will be collected.

The boil water notice will be lifted once it is confirmed the water is safe to drink.

For information and updates, call the OCWRC's water hotline at (248) 858-1555.

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