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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Conserve Water Notice Issued for East Lansing, Meridian Township Water System Customers


EAST LANSING, Mich. — A conserve water notice has been issued for East Lansing-Meridian Water & Sewer Authority (ELMWSA) customers. Please note that the water is still safe to use/drink, ELMWSA is just asking for it to be conserved at this time.  

ELMWSA customers include anyone who receives a water bill from the City of East Lansing or Meridian Township. Until further notice, ELMWSA is urging customers to:   

1. NOT take baths at this time
2. Limit showers (in frequency and duration) to the greatest extent possible
3. Wait to do laundry and dishes
4. Refrain from all other high uses of water

One of the main transmission water lines at the ELMWSA plant was damaged on Tuesday, Jan. 10, which caused ELMWSA to not be able to treat water for the residents of the City of East Lansing and Meridian Township. Safe drinking water is being supplied by Lansing Board of Water & Light. This water supply is already running through the system. Customers do NOT need to go elsewhere to pick up water.  ELMWSA is working to repair the broken water main; however, while this repair occurs, there is limited water supply. In order to avoid pressure loss in the system, it is important for ELMWSA customers to conserve water until further notice. ELMWSA hopes to lift the notice to conserve water within 24-48 hours.
For more information, please contact Joel Martinez of the East Lansing – Meridian Water and Water and Sewer Authority at (517) 337-7535 or Customers can also contact the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy Lansing Office at (517) 284-6700. The Water Plant State I.D. # is WSSN 01995.

View the full Conserve Water Notice (PDF) and please share it with other ELMWSA customers. View a map of the boundary for East Lansing water system customers. The community’s patience is appreciated at this time.  


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