Western UP Health Department

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Wakefield, MI (April 30, 2023) – On Saturday, April 29, 2023, the City collected samples from our municipal water supply. The samples were collected from the City’s source water sampling point and two locations within the City’s distribution system. The source water sampling point is where the raw water from the aquifer enters our water system before the addition of chlorine and fluoride.

Sample testing returned three negative results from both distribution sites and one source water sampling point. The remaining source water sampling point returned a positive for E Coli. Therefore, the Water Boil Advisory remains in effect.

The Water Boil Advisory includes municipal water customers of the Gogebic Range Water Authority (Bessemer Township, Ironwood Township, and Wakefield Township).

If you have questions concerning this matter, please contact Dave Semenak, Water Operator, at 906.364-2886.