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Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Kitchens, bathrooms and drinking fountains can return to normal in portions of the Copper Country that had been affected by a “boil water” advisory over the past several days.

The Western U.P. Health Department says the water in the Adams Township system has tested clear of contaminants, following a repair on Wednesday that depressurized the system.

The Adams Township system also supplies water to the utilities in Portage, Quincy and Franklin Townships, and the city of Hancock. All of those were included in the “boil water” advisory. The water systems in Houghton and Chassell Township were not affected.

The Health Department recommends running water for five minutes at faucets and drinking fountains to clear the lines. If discoloration is observed, continue running the water until it clears.

Food service establishment operators must follow the instructions in the recovery section of their “Emergency Action Plans for Retail Food Establishments” guide.

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