Boil water advisory ends in western Oakland County
The need to boil water before consumption has ended in three Oakland County communities.
The Novi Police Department and Oakland County announced the update late Thursday morning. It had been in effect since Tuesday, caused by a water main repair that saw water pressure drop.
“Residents and businesses should turn taps on slowly and run the water to flush water pipes for five minutes,” the Novi police said in a statement. “You may also need to clean appliances such as water softeners, filter units, water dispensers, and ice makers. Read the owner’s manual for directions to clean appliances.”
The alert formally ended at 11 a.m. Thursday. It had impacted residents in Novi, Commerce Township, and Walled Lake.
The problem occurred at the spot of an ongoing water main repair project at 14 Mile Road in Farmington Hills, which has been underway since October.
A break had occurred at the location.
Work at the site could complete by next week.
“Once the leak repair is completed, it is expected to take about one week for the line to be returned to full service, due to required steps that must be taken to ensure water quality,” Novi police reported. “It is also anticipated that two-way traffic should be restored on 14 Mile Road in Farmington Hills by the end of next week, if the leak repair proceeds without any issues.”