Update on water main break at 14 Mile & Drake

“Late Sunday evening, Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) Field Service Crews were able to partially isolate the primary water transmission main in the area of the break at 14 Mile and Drake Road, which stabilized pressure to the regional system. This morning, GLWA and contractor crews are on-site working to isolate the remaining sections of pipe to stop water flow from the break and allow excavation to begin starting repair activities. GLWA expects the repair to take three to five days, during which impacted communities will continue to have water flow, however, it may be at a lower level than normal. At no time during the event has water pressure in the regional system dropped to or below a level that would cause GLWA to issue a boil water advisory. Several communities have issued precautionary boil water advisories based on activity in their local systems.”

Clarification: The only communities that have issued boil water advisories are: Commerce Township, Novi and Walled Lake.

  • Cheryl Porter, Chief Operating Officer-Water & Field Services, GLWA