Thursday, September 16, 2021

Boil-water advisory lifted by city officials in Inkster

The boil-water advisory for Inkster residents has been lifted and the water is now safe for drinking, cooking and bathing, according to city officials.

The recent loss of water system pressure within the southwest quadrant of the city have been resolved, a city spokesman said and the system is back to normal pressures. The system has been flushed and consecutive bacteriological samples have been taken per the State of Michigan requirements and show no signs of bacteria, he added. 

This boil water notice is now canceled. Residents within the affected area can resume the normal use of water. For more information, contact Jerome Bivins of Inkster Department of Public Services at (313) 563-9774,, or 26900 Princeton Ave, Inkster, Ml 48141.

According to a public notice sent to residents, the city water supply system experienced a drop in pressure Aug. 27, in the area south of Michigan Avenue and west of Inkster road. An unknown source caused the pressure reduction which, in turn, may have allowed bacterial contamination.