East Lansing and Meridian Township issue boil water advisory

Posted at 12:46 PM, Aug 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-07 13:01:04-04

People in East Lansing and Meridian Township are being told to boil water this morning because of an issue with a water treatment plant.

The advisory has been issued due to an increase in turbidity or cloudiness in the water due to the lack of performance of filters at the East Lansing Meridian Water Treatment Plant.

Turbidity has no health effects however it can allow for harmful microbes to grow. Symptoms include diarrhea, cramps, nausea, and headaches.

The advisory is expected to last for 24 to 48 hours. 

Boil Water Advisory East Lansing & Meridian Township
ater System Map in Meridian Township

Meridian Township posted the following statement on their web page.

"BOIL WATER ADVISORY: The water plant had an issue with a filter this morning and caused a treatment technique violation, in discussion with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the East Lansing Meridian Water & Sewer Authority has issued a Boil Water Advisory for both East Lansing and Meridian Township water systems, which will be in effect until we can demonstrate the microbial quality of the water is safe."