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Boil advisory lifted for 6 more Detroit-area communities

October 29, 2017

Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) employees and sub-contractors dig up part of 14 Mile Rd. just east of Verona St. in West Bloomfield, Mich., Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, as they repair a transmission water main break affecting at least 11 Western Oakland County communities and more than 250,000 residents and businesses with a boil-water alert until possibly Friday afternoon. (Todd McInturf/The Detroit News via AP)

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A boil water advisory has been lifted for six suburban Detroit communities after testing confirmed the water is safe to consume and cook with following a water main break.

The Great Lakes Water Authority said Sunday the advisory was lifted for those six Oakland County communities that had remained under the advisory.

The Detroit News reports the advisory was lifted in Commerce Township, Orchard Lake Village, Walled Lake, West Bloomfield Township, Wixom and part of Novi. It was also lifted for Farmington Hills, with the exception of northwest areas of the city.

Crews last week installed new sections of a broken 48-inch (122-centimeter) line that had prompted the advisory in about a dozen communities.

Officials have said more than 300,000 people were affected by last Monday’s break in Farmington Hills.

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/

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