GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (GRPS) — The City of Grand Rapids has announced that the boil water advisory impacting a large portion of the city has been lifted and operations can begin to return to normal at Grand Rapids Public Schools.

There is still work to be done at GRPS properties in the affected area.

City leaders say those in the impacted zone should flush water systems and replace filtration devices.

GRPS will continue utilizing precautions for the remainder of the day Wednesday to allow time for cleaning to take place after school hours. 

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Find more information here about recommendations from the City of Grand Rapids now that the boil water advisory has been lifted.

“This was a curveball we didn’t see coming but I couldn’t be more grateful for our partners at the City of Grand Rapids. They responded quickly and communicated thoroughly so that our community understood what was happening,” GRPS Superintendent Dr. Leadriane Roby said. “We know this impacted just about everyone in our school community. Our facilities teams made adjustments on the fly, our nutrition services division made changes promptly, and our staff worked hard to ensure our scholars were safe as they returned to school today. When our community comes together, we make things happen on behalf of our children.”

For added assurance, bottled water will remain available at least through the end of the week for schools that were in the affected zone.