Detroit Water and Sewerage Department Issues a Boil Water Advisory for Customers Between West Jefferson and Vernor Highway and Between Miller Road and Livernois

 Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) customers who are in the area between West Jefferson to the south, Vernor Highway to the north, Miller Road to the west, and Livernois to the east are advised to boil their drinking water until further notice. Some customers in the area have reported low pressure which was caused by a 42-inch water transmission main break occurring this morning.

When a loss of water pressure is reported for any significant length of time, precautionary measures are recommended.

DWSD customers in the defined area should:

  • Bring water to a rolling boil for one minute;
  • Allow the water to cool before using; and
  • Store the cooled water in a clean container with a cover.

Customers in the defined area should use boiled water that has cooled or bottled water for:

  • Drinking;
  • Brushing teeth;
  • Washing fruits and vegetables;
  • Preparing food and baby formula;
  • Making ice; and
  • Giving to pets.

These customers are also advised to boil their water for all cooking purposes.

The advisory is in effect until DWSD and the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) have determined boiling water is no longer necessary. Test sampling is currently being conducted and should be completed by Saturday morning, July 23. Customers will be notified immediately when the advisory is lifted. DWSD will provide updates on its website at

GLWA and DWSD crews are in the process of repairing the broken 42-inch water transmission main. If residents or businesses have no water service in the area defined in this advisory, please call the DWSD emergency line at 313-267-7401.


 This service is provided to you at no charge by City of Detroit, Michigan.