The mandatory boil water alert issued on Wednesday, 2/13 for consumers in north Novi has been TERMINATED. The water in the affected area is SAFE for consumption. Thank you for your patience and understanding. For more information, call the department of Public Services at 248-735-5640 or
February 14, 2013 - 10:30 AM
Many residents in northern Novi remain under a MANDATORY BOIL WATER NOTICE as a result of a water main break in the area of Thirteen Mile Road and Martin Avenue.
While working to repair the break, some water pressures dropped below the 20 psi safety threshold and a
mandatory boil water advisory was issued. The repair was complete Wednesday evening and site restoration is underway. Once the affected water mains are thoroughly flushed, two rounds of water samples will be collected and submitted for laboratory analysis. One round of samples will be collected today and the second collected tomorrow (24 hours later), per MDEQ requirements. Please note, it takes 24 hours for the samples to culture in the lab and to therefore determine the presence/absence of bacteria. When test results show two consecutive rounds of clean samples, the boil water advisory will be lifted. Currently, we estimate this will occur sometime in the afternoon of Saturday, February 16.
A “BOIL WATER NOTICE” means that it is recommended that you do not use water from your tap for drinking or cooking purposes unless it is boiled for five minutes. If the water is used for drinking purposes it should be cooled in a sealed container.
For more information, visity www.cityofnovi.org.
February 13, 2013 - 5:45 PM
The City of Novi had issued a mandatory boil water alert as of February 13, 2013 due to a water main break on Thirteen Mile Road and East Lake Drive.
It is advised that water for consumption and for cooking be boiled for five minutes prior to use.
Go to the city's website, www.cityofnovi.org, for more info.