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Pipe, equipment woes lead to boil-water advisory in Livonia

February 23, 2018

LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — Residents in one of Detroit’s largest suburbs have been told to boil their water for the next few days before they drink it.

Livonia has been hit with a variety of pipe and equipment failures. After 48 hours, the water will be tested to check for bacteria. Assistant public works director Brian Wilson says the boil advisory is a precaution.

Great Lakes Water Authority says there’s a break in a 48-inch pipe. Repairs are expected to start Saturday when new pipe arrives.

Livonia schools are closed Friday as a result of the water woes. The city has a population of 94,000 people.

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