Water main break results in boil water advisory for portion of Hart.

January 25, 2022

Water main break results in boil water advisory for portion of Hart.

HART — A water main break occurred in the City of Hart’s water system, and a boil water advisory has been issued for a portion of the city.

“The City of Hart had a water main break today and is diligently working to resolve the issue,” states City Manager Rob Splane. “Our hope is to have the water service restored by 8 p.m. tonight.

“Following that restoration, out of caution, we are issuing a boil water advisory for all residents utilizing city-supplied water along East Main Street east of Woodlawn Avenue as shown in the (above map).

“The City recommends following CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidelines in regard to boil water procedures. That information can be found here: Boil Water Advisory | Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene-related Emergencies & and Outbreaks | Healthy Water | CDC

“As soon as the water is appropriately tested and cleared for safety, the city will communicate that through all possible channels including the Oceana County Press, cityofhart.org and the City of Hart Facebook page.”

UPDATE at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25:

“Water service has been restored to all residents affected,” said Splane. “We believe there is little cause for concern that the water supply was compromised, but also need to take all precautions to keep our residents safe. State requirements dictate that the water boil advisory remain in place until two water tests are performed 24 hours apart. We anticipate residents to resume normal drinking water activity at or around 24 hours from tonight.”

UPDATE at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28:

The water boil advisory has been lifted for the affected area in Hart.
“Following the water main work on East Main Wednesday,” said Splane. “As safety protocol dictates, a boil water advisory was put in place to ensure the wellbeing of the residents and businesses along East Main, east of Woodlawn Street.
“The state requires two consecutive good water tests. Each test takes 24 hours to run. This morning, the second test came back clean. Subsequently, the water boil advisory is now concluded.
“Many thanks to our city staff. Several employees worked Wednesday from 2 a.m. clearing snow until that after 8 p.m. resolving the problem while the temperature hovered in the teens. This dedicated and highly qualified staff is one of the reasons Hart, Michigan is one of the best places to live.”

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