The citywide Boil Water Advisory that was announced Tuesday afternoon for Battle Creek water service customers has now been lifted.

The initial advisory was announced around Noon after a 30-inch water main near the Verona Pumping Station was struck near the Canadian National Railroad yard by an electrical contractor not associated with Consumers Energy. The strike forced the decrease in water pressure in one of the large water transmission lines, enough to possibly allow for contamination.

Tests were completed Wednesday afternoon with the water coming back with no contamination. The City has mentioned that discoloration still may appear for a short period of time. There are few tips on what should be done to eliminate the discoloration, with a cold flush of water. The City has also advised residents that are expecting to use their washer in the near future and if customers have a water softener.

Roughly 55,000 customers were affected by the service-wide advisory, for those in Battle Creek, Springfield and the townships of Bedford, Emmett, Leroy and Pennfield.

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