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Residents in 3 Genesee County communities are being urged to boil water after a water main break down

Residents in 3 Genesee County communities are being urged to boil water after a water main break down

UPDATE: 3 Genesee County communities have been notified that they may no longer have boiler water. The Boil water advisory for 3 communities was lifted.

After a water main break on Miller Road in Swartz Creek left pressure stale on Monday, residents of three Genesee County towns are being urged to boil water.

According to a news release from the Genesee County Drain Commissioners Office, the water main break in Gaines Township, Clayton Township and Swartz Creek's water supply was affected on Monday, Oct. 18.

Genesee County issued a boil water warning for affected residents in Gaines and Clayton Townships.

The boil water warning was first issued for residents of Swartz Creek.

All residents west of Fairchild Street in the city are urged to boil water before using it in Winchester Village, Win Chester Woods, Swartz Creek Estates and Swat Creek Village.

Swartz Creek residents are advised to drink water in a container.

According to a Monday statement from the city of Swartz Creek, the boil water advisory is merely deemed advisable as precaution.

Residents are advised to bring the water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let the mixture cool before using. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

Boiled or bottled water should not be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.

According to the county news release, the water main was replaced hours after breaking. Swartz Creek is also flushing and collecting samples from the water while they address the issue.

Residents will be notified when the warning is lifted and water quality meets state drinking water standards.

For more information, please contact Robert Bincsik, director of Public and Community Services at 810-635-4464.

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