- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Crews have flushed a water transmission line and fire hydrant outside a Detroit hospital after discolored water was reported inside the facility.

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department says sediment was flushed Thursday from the system in the city’s New Center area and that water was “running clear” with no report of contamination.

Earlier in the day, patients and employees at Henry Ford Hospital were drinking bottled water as a precaution.

The hospital has said patient care wasn’t affected. The hospital was not expected to use water from the system until test results are known.

Officials said construction crews on Wednesday activated a new water main in the area as part of infrastructure improvements. Sediment was released through the lines that reached several buildings including the hospital.


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