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Grand Rapids Water Boil Advisory Has Been Lifted Effective Immediately

As of Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 11:51 am, the Grand Rapids Water Department has updated the boil water advisory.

GRAND RAPIDS WATER DEPARTMENT: BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED for water customer east of the Grand River, north of Hall between Ionia and Fuller, and north of Fulton to 4 Mile.

If you need any information, the alert also provides those details:

CHECK and City of Grand Rapids social media for more information and actions to take to flush the water system.

READ MORE: Many Across Grand Rapids Experiencing Water Issues

On its official Facebook page, the city of Grand Rapids shared information about flushing the water system.

The boil water advisory in your area has been lifted. It is no longer necessary to use bottled water or to boil water before drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes and food preparation at your home or business. The water in your area has been flushed and sampled in accordance with Federal and State rules and regulations.

How To Flush The Water System in Your Home After a Boil Advisory Has Been Lifted

Before you consume the water, you must do these things:

  • Unscrew and remove faucet screens/aerators and clean out any particles.
  • Run cold water through your faucets and appliances with direct water connections for at least five minutes.
  • To clear hot water pipes and the water heater of untreated water, run hot water only at all faucets and flush until the water runs cool.
  • Put the screens/aerators back on the faucets.
Boiling Water on Gas

Check Appliances/Devices

  • Remove and replace all water filters, including water coolers, inline filters, and other appliances with direct water connections. The filter could be contaminated if you ran water through any filter during the boil water advisory.
  • Always read and follow the owner’s manual for directions to flush and replace filters for all appliances that use water.
  • Water dispensers from refrigerators should be flushed with at least one gallon of water, refer to the owner’s manual.
  • Dump existing ice and flush the water feed lines, making and discarding three batches of ice cubes.
  • After flushing the hot water pipes and water heater, run an empty dishwasher one time on the hottest or sanitize cycle.
  • Run water softener through a full regeneration cycle.
  • Remove and replace filters in portable and furnace humidifiers.

If you have further questions or need to report a water/sewer emergency, you are encouraged to reach out to the City Water Department's customer service line by dialing 616-456-3000 or 3-1-1 if you are within the city limits.

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