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Boil Advisory for Parts of Flint

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A boil advisory is in effect for parts of the city of Flint. 

The City of Flint announced Friday fecal coliform bacteria was found in the water supply August 14, 2014 and it could make people sick. Therefore, the city is urging people living in the area bordered by Mann Hall Avenue (North), Mann Avenue (East), Whitney Avenue (South) and the city limits (West) to boil water before using it until further notice. Boiling it will kill any potential bacteria.

If ingested, this bacteria could cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches or other symptoms. Those with weak immune systems, young children and infants and the elderly are most at risk.

The Water Treatment Plant says people should contact a health care provider if these symptoms arise and persist.

The city is currently flushing the system and increasing chlorine levels. The city will announce when the water is safe to drink again. 

The problem should be resolved within the next few days.

For more information, contact the City of Flint's Brent Wright at (810) 787-6537 or Daugherty Johnson at (810) 766-7135 ext 2602. 

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