March 22, 2008
The City of Ann Arbor had a water main break that depressurized a part of the distribution system. The City has issued a precautionary boil water notice for certain areas of the City.
The affected area is South of Stadium between Packard and Washtenaw, South of Washtenaw between Stadium and Manchester, East of Packard between Stadium and Colony, West of County Farm Park and West of Buhr Park. Additionally, Overridge East of Glenwood/Bedford.
As a precautionary measure, all residents in the affected area are advised to boil water that they will use for drinking or cooking. The water should be boiled for at least five minutes and allowed to cool in a covered container. Bottled water may be used as an alternative to boiling.
The City advises the residents to continue to use boiled or bottled water until further notice. Tests of the water have begun and results will be available within 48 hours. The boil water advisory will be lifted when safe results have been obtained from the tests.
Residents may use the water for showering, flushing toilets, and doing laundry. If using the dishwasher, use the heated cycle. If hand washing dishes, use hot water.
This is a precautionary advisory only. There is no indication that there was any contamination. Residents may call (734)994-2840 with questions.