FLINT (WJRT) (12/28/207) - A boil water advisory for a Flint neighborhood was lifted Thursday afternoon, four days after it was imposed.
The neighborhood north of I-69 and east of I-475 was advised to boil filtered drinking water beginning on Sunday after a water main break near the intersection of 8th and Avon streets caused a drop in water pressure.
Low water pressure can allow bacteria to enter the water system, which led to the precautionary boil water advisory.
After Flint Department of Public Works crews completed repairs on the broken lines, the system had to be flushed and sanitized. Then, two water samples taken 24 hours apart both had to pass testing.
“We received the results this afternoon and they passed," said Flint Public Works Director Rob Bincsik. "I consulted with experts at the Department of Environmental Quality and we agree the precautionary boil filtered water advisory is no longer necessary.”