A water main break on South Street in Grand Ledge has initiated a boil water alert as of noon on May 17.
The break has affected water pressure for residents on Brookside Drive, Gretchen Lane, and at Beagle Elementary School. That includes the concession facilities at Grand Ledge public schools track and ball fields.
The city is on the boil water advisory until further notice.
When you have a boil water advisory you will want to bring your tap water to a rolling boil on the stove, 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.
Grand Ledge city officials say they are working with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to monitor the situation.
The city plans on providing an update on the situation by 12:00 PM on Sunday, May 20, after receiving results from the required DEQ testing.
Sidenote - the Saturday, May 19, Relay for Life of Eaton County event to be held at Beagle Elementary School will proceed as scheduled. The school facilities, including restrooms inside Beagle, are fully functional, however, tap water cannot be consumed. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bottled water.