Water and sewer authority announces changes after mistake

Posted at 9:58 AM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 09:58:11-04

The Boil Water Advisory in East Lansing and Meridian Township earlier this month, was a major inconvenience for people.

On Thursday, the Water and Sewer Authority for those communities announced some changes to keep it from happening again.

The advisory was issued August 5th after a mistake was made that could have allowed harmful bacteria into the water supply. Tests later showed the water supply was not contaminated.

Two employees will now have to be present for all filter back-washes to prevent the same mistake from happening. The authority is also making some technical changes to the system.