You can shower in it. You can wash clothes in it. But if you're going to drink it, you'd better boil it first at least for a minute.

That's a boil water advisory in a nutshell and that's what the City of Grand Ledge is under for the foreseeable future. Early indications point to at least Thursday.

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This is all due to a water main break on East River Street that has affected water pressure and put the boil water advisory into place.

The city is testing the water through two sampling tests that will be done 24 to 48 hours after the water is restored. The tests will show whether the boil water advisory should remain in effect.

By 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, the City will provide an update here. (WILX)

You can take a look at the map provided via the City of Grand Ledge Government Facebook page to see if you're under the advisory.

If you're going to drink tap water and you're under this advisory, you should boil it for at least one minute first. All other water related activities such as showering, washing clothes should be good to go provided that the water is not ingested. Especially with kids taking baths.

To be safe, head here for a list of FAQ about a boil water advisory. You might have questions about making coffee, using a dishwasher, or a water filter like Brita.

Updates for this advisory can be found on our website,, and Facebook page, @CityofGrandLedgeGovernment, as it becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. (City Of Grand Ledge)

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