GLADWIN – According to a press release issued by Gladwin City Manager, Chris Shannon, the City of Gladwin experienced a leak in a water main that became damaged when a crew installing a fiber optic line accidentally hit a 12 inch water main line Friday (Dec. 18) afternoon. The City’s DPW crews responded quickly and located the leak. Work continued through the night and the repair was completed by Saturday afternoon.

Due to the pressure in the system dropping below 20 PSI, the city issued a boil water advisory for drinking water following the State Dept. Environment Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) guidelines. The advisory was later lifted on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

According to the release, water pressure was never completely lost and it is very likely nothing back flowed into the system. The city sampled and lab tested water and lifted the advisory when two satisfactory test results were achieved.

Residents were made aware of the incident as well as the boil water advisory and the advisory being lifted through the Nixle emergency notification service. Emergency messages are made by Gladwin County Emergency Management and published through Nixle’s Community Information Service. 

These messages/alerts are sent to residents instantly via text and/or email. Notifications from Nixle can also be found online at www.nixle.com. 

To gain access to Nixle on your cell phone, text the Gladwin zip code (48624) to 888777. It is advised to use the Gladwin, not Beaverton zip code, to use the service. If you use Beaverton’s zip code then you will also receive alerts from Midland. Residents may sign up for email alerts from Nixle online at www.nixle.com. 

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