July 15, 2009 IMLAY CITY — As of mid-morning Thursday, July 16, the city remained under a Boil Water Advisory; the result of water main break at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
As a result, all residences, businesses and food establishments serviced by the city's water system are advised to boil their water before drinking.
Under the provisions of the Boil Water Advisory, all water should be boiled for one minute and allowed to cool before using.
Until the advisory is lifted, all water users are advised to use bottled water. It is also advised to avoid making ice, coffee, tea and other beverages, or prepare food using unboiled water.
Food establishments are asked to follow the instructions in the "Emergency Action Plans for Retail Food Establishment" guide. The guide is avaialable on the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture Web site at: www.michigan.gov/michiganprepares.
The notice will remain in effect until sampling results verify that the water is safe to drink. Another notice will be issued when the Boil Water Advisory is lifted.
For questions or more information, call the city office at 724-2135 or go to www.imlaycity.org.
General guidelines on ways to lessen your risk are available from the Environmental Protection Agency Safe Drinking Water hotline at 800-426-4791.