After a water mains break in the area of Sixth Avenue on the morning of Wednesday, June 21, the City of Cadillac, MI, issued a boil water notice to residents.
According to the notice, bacteria may have entered the water system as a result of a break in a main line. This contamination may be particularly harmful to people with weakened immune systems.
Pressure was lost across the water system because of the main break. Even when water pressure returns, residents are required to continue to boil their water as a precaution until testing results are made available later today (Friday, July 23).
Since issuing the notice, the city has offered complimentary Ice Mountain bottled water to the residents affected. This water was available on Thursday, July 22, and could be collected by the City of Cadillac Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Residents could collect water between 10 am and 8 pm. It’s thought that bottled water won’t be needed today, as the bacteria test results are due to return. These should provide confirmation that the local water is safe to drink again.
In a news release from the City of Cadillac, Mayor Carla Filkins said:
“We are so fortunate to be in a City and community where especially in a time of need, people come together to help one another.”
To learn more about how to protect your family when a boil water notice is issued, click here.