Flint boil water advisory lifted

The Flint boil water advisory has been lifted, according to city officials.

Testing done over the last 24 hours shows no more of the fecal coliform bacteria that was present in the water.

The testing was done by sampling water throughout the city.

A test done on August 12 showed a positive result for fecal coliform bacteria, so a retest was done on August 13.

Tests were run every day after in the advisory area. Each day the tests came back positive.

In response, the city increased chlorine and flushed more fresh water into the system.

The city now says the water is safe to drink without boiling first.

â??Weâ??ve gone above and beyond the DEQ sampling requirements to verify that the Cityâ??s water is safe in all areas. We are working closely with the MDEQ and pleased to announce their authorization to lift the Notice. The continuation of the Notice was at the request of the DEQ so we could include the normal City wide test resultsâ??, said Flint Utilities Director Daugherty Johnson in a statement.

Mike Prysby, district engineer for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, said, â??The Flint Water Treatment Plant has met all applicable drinking water standards during the entire episode including total fecal coliform bacteria. This episode was isolated to the distinct section (of the city).â??

The notice covered just the area bordered by Mann Hall Avenue to the north, Mann Avenue to the east, Whitney Avenue to the south and the city limits to the west.