(WWJ) Repairs should begin this morning on the broken water main in west Oakland County that is affecting more than 300,000 people.
WWJ’s Charlie Langton was there when a new section of water main arrived at the site of Monday night’s break in Farmington Hills. Workers stayed busy overnight getting the area ready for new pipe.
Once a new section of concrete pipe is in place at the water main break on 14 Mile Road, Sheryl Porter of the Great Lakes Water Authority says the return of water service will be on schedule for late Friday.
“A water quality testing — that takes 48 hours, that’s a standard process and there are no shortcuts for that — so if everything goes well it looks like we’re still on schedule,” said Sheryl Porter of the Great Lakes Water Authority.
She added they’re taking steps to find trouble spots in the system and prevent issues like this in the future.