MERIDIAN TWP. — The boil water advisory for East Lansing Meridian Water & Sewer Authority customers issued Thursday after a water supply main break has been lifted.
Residents can resume the use of tap water for all purposes, and it's not necessary for people to do anything, such as in-home flushing, prior to using their water.
The water needed to be tested before the boil water advisory was lifted, in accordance with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.
The test results for the first and second rounds of samples collected from Meridian Township’s water supply came back negative for harmful bacteria, confirming that the distribution system was not contaminated.
The boil water advisory began Thursday morning and was expected to continue until 10 a.m. Saturday as a precautionary measure after the main break was discovered at the northwest corner of Haslett Road and Park Lake Road, according to a township press release.
The break was isolated and is being repaired and customer water pressure was restored, according to the release.
"With the magnitude of the water main break, things could have been much worse," Township Manager Frank Walsh said in a press release.
The township said if some bacteria were to get into the system, residents could experience gastrointestinal symptoms, such as an upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
People can contact the Meridian Township Department of Public Works at 517-853-4440 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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This article originally appeared on Lansing State Journal: UPDATE: Boil water advisory lifted in Meridian Township