City of Flint Expands Boil Water Advisory
City of Flint officials say a boil water advisory for a part of the city has been expanded. The new area includes: Stewart Avenue to the north, Saginaw Street to the east, Hamilton Avenue to the south and Clio Road to the west. The original area, still under an advisory, includes: Dayton Street on the north, DuPont Street on the east, the Flint River on the south and by Lavelle Road on the west.
Recent water tests showed the presence of total coliform bacteria, an indicator that other harmful bacteria may be present. Utility officials say the presence may indicate a problem with the pipes of the water treatment system.
According to the news release from the City of Flint, residents in those areas should continue to boil water or use bottled water for drinking, bathing, making ice, brushing teeth,washing dishes and preparing food until further notice. Anyone with questions should call (810) 787-6537.