SHELBY TWP. (WWJ) – Officials are now telling people who live in Shelby Township, New Haven, Lenox Township and surrounding areas to boil water before drinking it because of a water main break.
The 36-inch water break happened Tuesday near 24 Mile Road and Schoenherr.
Twenty-Four Mile and some of the area’s side streets have been shut down as a result.
Macomb County Health Department Deputy health officer, Gary White, says when the water pressure drops too low, there’s a possibility that contaminants could be brought into the water system.
“When the pressure drops too low, there’s a possibility for contaminants to be sucked in, back in to the water pressure, to the water system and so it’s possible , you know, only, only possible that you know, that contaminants could be brought into the water system, but generally, that rarely ever happens.”
White says there’s no word when repairs will be complete on the 36 inch water main.
Officials are also asking people near the water main break to stop using water for non-essential purposes.
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