“GLWA Field Service Crews and contractors continue to work around the clock to accomplish the repair of the 48-inch water transmission main that broke in the area of 14 Mile and Drake on Sunday, October 31. While crews had been successful in isolating the valves on the broken pipe to begin repair work yesterday, the isolation did not hold and water once again began filling the excavated area. GLWA has developed a solution to this issue that is planned to be implemented by Sunday, November 7, allowing crews to then complete the overall repair of the 20-foot section of water main by late next week. This timeframe includes pressure testing, disinfecting and flushing the main, as well as conducting water quality testing required after all repairs of this nature.
Throughout this process, impacted communities will continue to have water flow. However, it will continue to be at the lower level they have been experiencing since the main broke.
It should also be noted that the results for both rounds of water quality testing came back clear and the boil water advisories have been lifted in Commerce Township, Novi and Walled Lake.
GLWA will conduct a full analysis to determine the cause and any further assessments needed once all work is complete.”
- Cheryl Porter, Chief Operating Officer-Water & Field Services, GLWA
November 3 Update: Commerce Township, Novi and Walled Lake lift boil water advisories
“Following the water main break near 14 Mile and Drake Road late Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, Great Lakes Water Authority coordinated with the three municipalities who issued precautionary boil water advisories (Novi, Commerce Township and Walled Lake) to conduct water quality testing. This testing is done to confirm that the water is safe to consume and cook with and meets all Safe Drinking Water Act regulations.
Results for each of the two rounds of water quality testing have come back clear and the boil water advisories for Commerce Township, Novi and Walled Lake have been lifted, effective immediately.”