*UPDATED* As of 11:10 AM on 12/31 water service has been restored and the main is repaired. Crews are currently working to backfill the site and traffic lanes will be restored by 4 PM.
A significant water main break has occurred along 8 Mile Rd. Underground pipes in the area are owned by Ferndale, Detroit, and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). After excavating the break this evening, the affected pipes were identified as belonging to Ferndale.
Gardendale from 8 Mile to Marshall
*UPDATED* as of 9:20 AM on 12/31 to include Flowerdale from 8 Mile to Fielding
Water in the area will be shut off tomorrow, Thursday, December 31, from 8 AM - 4 PM, as we work with a contractor from GLWA to fix the pipes.
No, a boil-water advisory is not necessary.
When water pressure fluctuates (as happens during a water main break), sediments often get stirred up and can make water appear cloudy or dingy. It's nothing to be concerned about; simply run your water for 5-10 minutes until the flow is clear.
Crews will make repairs as expediently as possible on Thursday, December 31. We will provide progress updates as available.