Lockport Township – Boil water notice

A boil-water notice for Lockport Township was put into effect at 3 p.m. Friday.
According to Jennifer Ransbottom, director of utility management services for Jones Petrie Rafinski, a water sample taken from a Moorepark Road well detected the presence of coliform bacteria.
Ransbottom said there was no sign of E. coli bacteria found in any of the samples.
She said coliform bacteria are generally not harmful and, in fact, are present in the environment. They are used as an indicator that other, potentially harmful bacteria may be present.
The next step will be a series of water samples taken from the township’s water supply to see if other bacteria of greater concern are present. The testing is being done by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
The order recommends potentially affected customers bring water to a boil and allow it to boil for at least one minute, then let it cool before using. Bottled water is also a recommended alternative.
Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation until further notice.
Questions can be directed to Ransbottom at 574-849-0004.

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