As of Monday, August 15, 2022, eastside of City of Rochester Under Boil Water Advisory

The following is an update from the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) released at 11:30am on Monday, August 15, 2022. GLWA currently is targeting August 27 (two weeks from initial break on August 13) for returning the pipeline to service.

Update 4: 120-inch Water Transmission Main Break and Boil Water Advisory. August 15, 2022 at 11:30am

DETROIT – The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is providing an update on the Boil Water Advisory it issued on August 13, as well as the break to the 120-inch water transmission main that distributes finished drinking water from its Lake Huron Water Treatment Facility to communities in the northern part of GLWA’s drinking water service area.

As of Monday, August 15, 2022, the following seven communities remain under a Boil Water Advisory: the Village of Almont, Bruce Township, Burtchville Township, Imlay City, City of Rochester, Shelby Township, and Washington Township. In addition, there is also one business in Greenwood, and an industrial park in Romeo that remain under the Boil Water Advisory. GLWA is asking homeowners in these impacted communities to refrain from watering their lawns while the Boil Water Advisory is in effect.

To assist communities impacted by the Boil Water Advisory, GLWA has put together a Frequently Asked Questions resource, which is available on its website at

With the main break isolated on Sunday, August 14, and removal of the water at the site now complete, the next step is an engineering inspection of the pipe, which will occur today. Replacement pipe arrived on-site yesterday.

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, GLWA expects the timeline for returning the pipeline to service to be two weeks from the initial break on August 13 – one week for the repairs and an additional week for water quality testing.

GLWA is currently investigating the cause of the break. The Boil Water Advisory will remain in effect until results from sampling verify the water is safe to drink. GLWA’s Water Quality Team will advise the affected communities when the Boil Water Advisory has been lifted.

For more information, please contact GLWA Water Quality at or by calling (313) 926-8102 or (313) 926-8128. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.

GLWA will continue to provide updates as they become available.

120-inch Water Main Break Affected Member Partner Communities

120-inch Replacement Pipe Arrived from Texas

About the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA)

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) is the provider-of-choice for drinking water services to nearly 40 percent, and efficient and effective wastewater services to nearly 30 percent, of Michigan’s population. With the Great Lakes as source water, GLWA is uniquely positioned to provide those it serves with water of unquestionable quality. GLWA also has the capacity to extend its services beyond its 88 member partner communities. As part of its commitment to water affordability, the Authority offers a Water Residential Assistance Program to assist low-income households in participating member communities throughout the system. GLWA’s board includes one representative each from Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties, two representatives from the city of Detroit, and one appointed by the Michigan governor to represent member partner communities outside of the tri-county area.


August 16, 2022, GLWA and Rochester.Life Staff

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