Mayor's Office

Precautionary Boil Filtered Water Advisory Issued for some Flint Residents

*** UPDATE ***

Flint, MI – City of Flint Director of Public Works, Rob Bincsik, is pleased to report the water main break that occurred earlier this week near Avon and East 8th Street, triggering a precautionary boil filtered water advisory to be issued, has been repaired.

“Once crews repaired the break, we worked to collect samples to test the water to ensure it was safe for residents to use without boiling first,” said Bincsik. “We received the results this afternoon and they passed. I consulted with experts at the Department of Environmental Quality and we agree the precautionary boil filtered water advisory is no longer necessary.”

City officials have lifted the precautionary advisory and thank the residents affected by this untimely, yet uncontrollable, occurrence for their patience and cooperation.

Initial Post:

Flint, Mich.– Please be advised, a water main break has occurred in the City of Flint and is causing some residents to experience low water pressure, or in some cases, no pressure at all. Officials are taking the necessary steps to have break repaired. However due to the circumstances, Flint’s Director of Public Works, Rob Bincsik, has issued a Precautionary Boil Filtered Water Advisory to protect the health and safety of the City’s water customers/residents. 

Please review the attached document for details on how to properly boil filtered water. A map is also provided for information on the affected area, which is near Avon and East 8th Street, bordered on the south by I-69, the north by Court St., west by Lapeer Rd., and east by Gilkey Creek. An update will be provided when residents in the affected are no longer advised to boil their filtered water prior to usage. 


 (Map of affected area)

What To Do When a Boil Water Advisory Is in Effect (Click to view flyer)