Boil water advisory to extend into the weekend after leak in replacement pipe

- A boil water advisory in western Oakland County is now expected to last into the weekend, according to the Great Lakes Water Authority. 

The authority says sections of the replacement pipe were installed Wednesday, but during pressure testing late Wednesday night a leak was discovered. The leak has been repaired as of Thursday afternoon, but the setback has pushed back the anticipated lift of the boil water advisory. 

"The revised timeframe is dependent on pressure and water quality testing that will begin today [Thursday] and continue into the weekend," the authority said in a statement. Two rounds of water quality testing will need to be done before the boil water advisory will be lifted. 

In the meantime, water pressure has been restored to most communities. 

New pipe installed at Farmington Hills water main break site

The advisory was issued Monday after a break in a 48-inch line in Farmington Hills. The break affected hospitals and schools, and dozens of communities in Oakland County. 

Cities still under the boil water advisory include: 

  • Bloomfield Township
  • Commerce Township
  • Farmington Hills
  • Keego Harbor
  • Novi
  • Novi Township
  • Oakland Township: specifically the subdivisions: The Hills of Oakland and Kings Pointe
  • Orchard Lake
  • Rochester Hills: north of Hamlin and west of Livernois
  • Walled Lake
  • West Bloomfield Township
  • Wixom
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