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East Lansing Public Safety
Wednesday January 11th, 2023 :: 06:22 a.m. EST


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

This Notice to Conserve Water applies to customers of the East Lansing and Meridian Township Water System.

To conserve water, we urge all East Lansing – Meridian Water and Water and Sewer Authority (ELMWSA) 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
  1. Refrain from all other high uses of water
We hope to be able to lift this notice to conserve water within 24-48 hours. We ask for everyone’s patience during this time.
Am I an ELMWSA Customer? If your water bill comes from the City of East Lansing or Meridian Township, you ARE an ELMWSA customer.
Why do we need to conserve water? One of the main transmission water lines at the ELMWSA plant was damaged on Tuesday, January 10. 
This 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.  

What is being done? We are 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.
We will have an updated for ELMWSA customers later today.

For more information, please contact:
Joel Martinez of the East Lansing – Meridian Water and Water and Sewer Authority at (517) 337-7535 or [email protected]. You 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.
Please share this information with other people who drink this water, especially anyone who may not get this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses).You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.


Conserve water until further notice.

East Lansing Public Safety
410 Abbot Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823

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