PLYMOUTH (WWJ) – City officials in Plymouth are asking residents to boil their water until further notice.

The city issued the alert Thursday morning, saying three water main breaks on the north end of the city overnight caused low pressure throughout the system.

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Crews are beginning repairs to the water main breaks but as a safety precaution, the city doesn’t want residents using tap water unless they boil it first.

Once the repairs are complete, crews will flush and collect bacteriological samples from around the system to determine that the water quality meets the state drinking water standards.

The alert applies to residents in the city of Plymouth only, not Plymouth Township.

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What should you do?

Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.

Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and preparing food. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Continue using boiled or bottled water until further notice.

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For more information, contact the Department of Municipal Services at 734-453-7737.