Boil water advisory could last two weeks

It could be two weeks until a water main break that prompted a boil water advisory for nearly a million people in southeast Michigan is fixed. The Great Lakes Water Authority early Saturday reported a break in their 10-foot wide water transmission main just west of their Metcalf Road water treatment facility in Fort Gratiot Township. That caused a decrease in water pressure for several communities including Burtchville Township in St. Clair County.

As of Sunday, pressure has been restored to five communities in Northern Macomb County, causing the boil water advisory to be lifted. Communities that remain under a Boil Water Advisory include the Village of Almont, Bruce Township, Burtchville Township, Imlay City, City of Rochester, Shelby and Washington Township townships. The Fort Gratiot fire station is available as a water filling station for affected Burtchville Township residents. Burthcville Township is the only municipality in St. Clair county affected by the incident.