FLINT, Mich.—The boil filtered water advisory is now lifted for the city of Flint, effective 10:15 a.m. February 13, 2023, following two consecutive 24-hour testing rounds. This mandated sampling was conducted at 10 sites throughout the city of Flint and results were negative for Bac-T.
Additional testing is in process for the 24″ transmission main, which is repaired and repressurized, but still isolated from the rest of the water system. It will remain out of service until two rounds of Bac-T testing have been completed for this isolated area.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) offers the following guidance for Flint residents to ensure health and safety now that the boil filtered water advisory is lifted:
- Residents should flush their plumbing, following the guidance at this link: https://www.michigan.gov/egle/about/organization/drinking-water-and-environmental-health/drinking-water/home-flushing-recommendations-when-reconnecting-water-service
- Residents should clean their faucet aerators, following the guidance this link: https://www.michigan.gov/-/media/Project/Websites/mileadsafe/Educational-resources/Cleaning_Your_Aerators_English.pdf?rev=929b7b90300848b1bc30e806f2c38d50
- Residents should change their water filter cartridges. Free water filter units and replacement cartridges are available for Flint residents at Flint City Hall, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Residents can also pick up free water testing kits at the same location.
Following the water main break, city crews have been flushing water mains around the city. This may cause discolored water. If you observe discolored water after flushing your home’s plumbing, call the water department at 810-766-7202. This line is monitored 24/7. If you leave a message after hours, someone will return your call as soon as possible.
“I want to thank residents for their patience over the weekend as we took precautions and completed mandated testing to protect public health and safety,” Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley said.
He added, “We will continue to aggressively pursue funding and resources to renovate our water infrastructure.”