Nearly 1 million people in Michigan have been submerged due to a major leak – Boston News, Weather, Sports

(CNN) — An estimated 935,000 people in 23 communities in the Detroit area were given water advice Saturday after a leak was discovered in a 120-inch water main that distributes water from the Lake Huron Water Treatment Facility to residents. This was announced by the Great Lakes Water Authority.

According to GLWA, the leak was discovered early Saturday. The leak is about a mile west of the Lake Huron water treatment plant and crews are working to isolate the area so repair work can begin.

GLWA originally issued a precautionary notice Note on boiling water for the following communities affected by the disruption: Village of Almont, City of Auburn Hills, Bruce Township, Burtchville Township, Chesterfield Township, Clinton Township, City of Flint, Flint Township, City of Imlay City, Lenox Township, Macomb Township, Mayfield Township , Village of New Haven, Orion Township, City of Pontiac, City of Rochester, City of Rochester Hills, City of Romeo, Shelby Township, City of Sterling Heights, City of Troy, City of Utica and Washington Township.

Several communities were removed from the list Saturday afternoon, including the City of Flint, which has since struggled with water problems 2014 water crisis pumping lead-contaminated water into local residents’ homes and businesses.

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