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Meridian Township investigating widespread water outage

Boil advisory extended
Posted at 11:24 AM, Jun 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-24 13:51:09-04

UPDATE, Friday 1:45 p.m. | Meridian Township is extending their boil advisory until 5:30 p.m. Saturday due to testing time lines.

ORIGINAL STORY | Meridian Township is investigating a widespread water outage due to a water main break at Haslett and Park Lake roads.

The township originally reported that the residents of the Old English Estates off Thihart Road, Grand River Avenue and Cornell Woods Subdivision were experiencing a water outage.

After further investigation, the township discovered that the water issue was more widespread and discovered the water main break.

"Many residents are without water, while others are experiencing low pressure," Meridian Township said on Twitter. "Please note we are working on resolving the issue."

Ingham County Road Department Public Information Coordinator Kellie Knauff said their will be an emergency road closure of Park Lake Road from Haslett to Merritt roads to fix the water main break. The road will be closed until further notice.

At around 12:30 p.m., a boil advisory was issued by the township for residents in the north pressure zone. The advisory will remain in effect for at least 48 hours, until 10 a.m. Saturday.

The township issued some guidance for residents under the boil advisory:

  • Bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute and cool before using or use bottled water.
  • Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth and preparing food until further notice.
  • Showering, laundry, cleaning and other non-consumption uses without boiling is safe.

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