UPDATE: Boil Water Advisory Lifted; Repairs Could Take Days

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Residents in Southfield are being warned to boil their water following a major water main break.

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City officials said Thursday morning the water main break occurred underground somewhere behind McDonnell Towers at Telegraph Road and Civic Center Drive.

Crews are currently working to pinpoint the location of the break, which was described as one of the largest in the city’s history.

A boil water advisory is in place until further notice for all city residents and businesses.

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At this time, no actual contamination has been detected within the water system. However, as a precautionary measure, all water customers in the affected area are advised to boil all water used for drinking and cooking. Drinking water should be boiled for at least five minutes and allowed to cool before consumption. An alternative is to use bottled water for drinking and cooking.

Residents will be notified when the boil water advisory has ended.

While repairs to the water main are being made, residents may also experience low water pressure, no water or discoloration.

Residents are asked to contact the water department at 248-796-4850 should they see water coming up from the ground anywhere in the affected area, between Inkster and Lahser roads and between 10 Mile and 11 Mile roads.

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