That’s down from 935,000 people who were under the advisory at its height Saturday. The water authority said in a statement Sunday it expected the pipeline to return to service within two weeks — one week for repairs and a second week for quality testing.
The leak was discovered early on Saturday, according to the authority. The leak is approximately one mile west of the Lake Huron Water Treatment facility and crews are working to isolate the area so repair work can begin.
The water authority originally issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory
for the following communities impacted by the break: the Village of Almont, City of Auburn Hills, Bruce Township, Burtchville Township, Chesterfield Township, Clinton Township, City of Flint, Flint Township, City of Imlay City, Lenox Township, Macomb Township, Mayfield Township, Village of New Haven, Orion Township, City of Pontiac, City of Rochester, City of Rochester Hills, City of Romeo, Shelby Township, City of Sterling Heights, City of Troy, City of Utica, and Washington Township.
Several communities were removed from the list Saturday afternoon, including the City of Flint, which has battled water issues since the 2014 water crisis
in which lead contaminated water was being pumped into residents’ homes and businesses.
CNN’s Chuck Johnston contributed to this report.