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Wakefield, MI. (April 26, 2023)- The City of Wakefield has issued a Boil Water Advisory after testing of the water system detected a fecal indicator (E. coli) in the City wells (pre-treatment). Additional sampling of the well to determine the extent and source of the problem is ongoing.

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and preparing food. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water. Continue using boiled or bottled water until further notice.

This boil water notice shall remain in effect until results from the sampling verify that the water is safe to drink. Customers will be advised when the boil water advisory has been lifted. The boil notice includes customers of the Gogebic Range Water Authority (Bessemer Township, Ironwood Township, and Wakefield Township).

The full Press Release/notice can be found below: