Update - Lifted (City Boil Water Alert)

Update - Lifted (City Boil Water Alert)

Update - Lifted (City of Northville Boil Water Alert)
Posted on 05/19/2019
water advisoryUpdate at 5pm on Sunday, May 19:
This alert has been lifted.


Update at 3pm on Friday, May 17:
A Boil Water Advisory remains in effect for all residents and businesses in the City of Northville until at least Sunday evening, May 19, and possibly into Monday, May 20. 

The City of Northville repaired a damaged water main break at approximately 1 p.m. on Friday, May 17, restoring full water pressure throughout the City.

The break came after a contractor hit a line at approximately 8:15 a.m. at 8 Mile and Center near the City’s water tower. Soon after, customers experienced a reduction in water pressure.

The City issued a Boil Water Advisory early this morning to all customers in the City, due to the reduction of water pressure in the City lines. This advisory means that any water coming from the faucet for consumption is to be boiled for at least five minutes to kill any bacteria.

The City is required to keep the main closed for bacterial testing after the repair is made and this process will take a minimum of 48 hours. The advisory will be lifted once the water has been determined to be safe for consumption.

People with compromised immune systems, infants and some elderly are at increased risk for health issues during this time. Pets should be given reserved water or boiled (and cooled) water to drink as well.

Showers and bathing can be done during the advisory as long as people do not drink water during these activities. Do not brush your teeth with the water until the advisory has been lifted.

If people know of anyone living in the City of Northville who may not know about the Boil Water Advisory because they don’t follow the media or don’t have internet, please inform them. This is especially true for those residents who are elderly or disabled.

Any changes to this report will be posted to the City’s website, Facebook and twitter accounts. If City of Northville residents or business owners have questions, please contact City of Northville at 248-349-1300 during office hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours, there will be a special recorded line at that same number with any important updates at ext. 2710.

Original Release: 9:30am - Friday, May 17
On May 17, 2019, City of Northville experienced a water main break causing a loss of water or pressure and has issued a Boil Water Alert.

This alert means that any water coming from the faucet that is for consumption in the City is to be boiled for at least 5 Minutes to kill any bacteria. The City is required to keep the main closed for bacterial testing after the repair is made and this process will take a minimum of 48 Hours. The boil water alert will be lifted once the water has been determined to be safe for consumption.

City of Northville will be working around the clock to repair the main and communicate the status of this situation. Updates will be posted to the City’s website, Facebook and twitter accounts. 

If City of Northville residents or business owners have questions, please contact City of Northville at 248-349-1300 during office hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After hours, there will be a special recorded line at that same number with any important updates at ext. 2710. 

Live in Northville, but you're not sure if you live in the City or Township?  Take a look at our community map to see the borders of the Township and the City.  

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY THE CITY OF NORTHVILLE IS UNDER A BOIL ADVISORTY ALERT (not the Township).

Additional information about boiling water and other household water usage: https://www.oakgov.com/health/information/Pages/Boil-Water-Advisory.aspx