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Watervliet residents no longer under boil order after water main break

WATERVLIET, Mich. -- We have new information on a story we first brought you on Tuesday evening. 

A boil order is no longer in effect for all Watervliet City water service customers. City officials announced on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. that several days of water testing results came back clean.

On Tuesday at 7 p.m. that construction workers struck and broke a water main, causing a loss of water pressure to homes in the service area.

Since Tuesday evening, the city has been collecting and testing water samples to see if it is safe to use.

ABC 57 spoke with an official from Watervliet City Hall. She said that they got back clean water results from tests both on Thursday and Friday, but the boil order required 72 hours of testing to protect residents from bacteriological contaminants.

Until the tests came back clean, customers had to boil their water for safety.

The boil order requires residents to bring all water used for cooking and drinking to a rolling boil for a minimum of two minutes and then allow it to cool to room temperature. This kills any bacteria contaminating the water.

If you have further questions, please contact the Watervliet City Hall: (269) 463-6769.

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