Running water on Outer Drive part of flush test, city says

- Neighbors say water has been running for days on Outer Drive at Schaefer and the cool water is creating ice on the road.

So FOX 2 put a call into the Detroit water department to figure out why there would be water all over the streets. With that, a water crew began working just west on Outer Drive.  

Worker Mazin Malallah says when they put in a new main, they usually do a flush test to make sure the line is OK.

And after they do the flushing or "bleeding the lines", they will a do bacteria test to make sure the water is safe. Sometimes it's normal to have running water for seven days. Since there was a sewer not too far from the running water, it was proper.

The city tells FOX 2 bleeding the lines was normal and this is all part of the new construction of water main line, which should start February 9 and be done by the end of March, depending on the weather.

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