Southeast Grand Rapids water main break still a concern
David Moore January 25, 2013 | WGVU
Wednesday’s water main rupture on Grand
Rapids southeast side is still having its after effects.As WGVU’s David Moore reports, even though
the problem’s been repaired, residents in the area still need to take
As a result of the break in the 30 inch main at Adams and Gladstone,
pressure dropped, and the city imposed a “boil water” warning. The impacted area is bounded by Sylvan, Hall,
Plymouth and the first row of houses south of Adams street.
The concern is that potentially disease
causing bacteria could develop in the affected pipes because of the pressure
fall off, and the boil advisory will stay in effect until further notice.
Water for drinking, food preparation, washing
dishes and brushing teeth should be boiled for one minute.Or you can use bottled water.
City inspectors will continue to sample the
water until any bacteria present drops back to acceptable levels.
Drinking unsanitized water can cause GI
problems, which usually impact the very young and old and those with chronic
health issues the most seriously.
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