City of Northville issues boil water alert

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News
People in the city should boil any water intended for consumption for at least 5 minutes to kill any bacteria.

Northville — City of Northville officials have issued a boil water advisory Friday after a water main break in the city.

The water main break that occurred Friday morning when a water line was hit by a contractor and there was a loss in pressure, officials said.

The advisory calls for any water coming from a faucet should be boiled for at least five minutes to kill bacteria. 

The City is required to keep the main closed for bacterial testing after the repair is made and this process will take a minimum of 48 hours. The boil water advisory will be lifted once the water has been determined to be safe for consumption, officials said in an alert to the city.

Crews with the city will be working around the clock to repair the main, officials said.

Updates will be posted to the City’s website, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Northville residents or business owners with questions should contact the City of Northville at (248) 349-1300 between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Clark Doman contributed. 
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