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Vassar under boil water advisory after water main break Tuesday

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Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 11:19 AM EST
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VASSAR, Mich. (WJRT) - A major water main break led to a boil water advisory for the entire city of Vassar.

City Manager Andrew Niedzinski said the break occurred sometime Tuesday morning. The city’s Department of Public Works repaired the water main break Tuesday afternoon.

Vassar’s Facebook page warned of a disruption to water service in the area of Grant and Chestnut streets due to a valve replacement project about an hour before the water main break was reported. It was unclear whether that work contributed to the water main break.

Vassar residents who receive municipal water need to boil it for one minute before using it to drink, cook, wash dishes or make ice. The water remains safe for laundry.

Niedzinski advised residents to run their cold water until it appears clear.

The city will be required to take two water samples 24 hours apart and have both come back with acceptable levels of bacteria before the boil water advisory can be lifted. Niedzinski expects that will happen on Thursday.

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