Areas of Big Rapids continue to be under boil water advisory


BIG RAPIDS — As of press time on Wednesday, the northeast portion of the city of Big Rapids continues to be under a boil water advisory after a loss in water pressure occurred Monday evening.

City Manager Mark Gifford said the boil water advisory will be in place for the affected areas — including north of Woodward Avenue, north of Chestnut Street and north of Cypress Street — until two clean water samples are collected.

Gifford said the first sample, which has a 24-hour maturation period, was collected at about 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and the second was collected at approximately the same time Wednesday morning.

This second sample is required to complete a 24-hour maturation period before it can be determined if the water contains bacteria contaminants.

If both samples are clean, the boil water advisory will be lifted Thursday for this region in the city.


Posted by Taylor Fussman

Taylor is the city/county reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review newspapers. She can be reached at (231) 592-8362 or by email at

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