Michigan American Water lifts boil advisory for villages of Calumet and Laurium

CALUMET – Michigan American Water has lifted the boil water advisory affecting the company’s customers in the Villages of Calumet and Laurium that was issued on Saturday morning following an overnight fire in downtown Calumet on Friday night.

According to company officials, boil advisories are issued as a precaution with a customer’s best interests in mind. It’s possible, but unlikely, bacteria could enter the water system when pressure in the line drops below 20 psi.

During the boil water advisory, the water company performs a series of tests to determine if the water meets regulatory drinking water standards. Results from water sampling performed on Saturday and Sunday confirmed there was no contamination present in the distribution system.

Michigan American Water customers in the affected area no longer need to boil their tap water.


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