By Julie Seraphinoff
A notice was sent out early Wednesday morning to residents of East Lansing and Meridian Township notifying customers to conserve water because of damage to an East Lansing-Merdian Water and Sewer Authority (ELMWSA) main water transmission line.
Water is still safe to drink. Area customers are being asked to strictly limit water use.
The notice is expected to be lifted within 24-28 hours. Here is the official notice from ELMWSA:
This Notice to Conserve Water applies to customers of the East Lansing and Meridian Township Water System. To conserve water, we urge all East Lansing–Meridian Water and Sewer Authority (ELMWSA) customers to:
- NOT take baths at this time
- Limit showers (in frequency and duration) to the greatest extent possible
- Wait to do laundry and dishes
- Refrain from all other high uses of water
We hope to be able to lift this notice to conserve water within 24-48 hours. We ask for everyone’s patience during this time.
Am I an ELMWSA Customer? If your water bill comes from the City of East Lansing or Meridian Township, you ARE an ELMWSA customer.
Why do we need to conserve water? One of the main transmission water lines at the ELMWSA plant was damaged on Tuesday, Jan. 10. This caused ELMWSA to not be able to treat water for the residents of the City of East Lansing and Meridian Township. Safe drinking water is being supplied by Lansing Board of Water & Light.
What is being done? We are working to repair the broken water main. However, while this repair occurs, there is limited water supply. In order to avoid pressure loss in the system, it is important for ELMWSA customers to conserve water until further notice.
We will have an updated for ELMWSA customers later today (Wednesday).
For more information, please contact:
Joel Martinez of the East Lansing–Meridian Water and Water and Sewer Authority at (517) 337-7535 or email@example.com.
You can also contact the Michigan Department of Energy Great Lakes and Environment Lansing Office at (517) 284-6700. The Water Plant State I.D. # is WSSN 01995.
Again, water is still safe to drink. Area customers are being asked to strictly limit water use.