Grand Rapids Public Schools announced Monday that they will be closing all of their schools on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 due to the ongoing water issue in the City of Grand Rapids.

In a release, the district stated that the boil water notice has impacted school operations across the district and that the health and safety of their staff and students is their top priority.

GRPS additionally stated in their release that they have yet to make a decision as to whether schools will be open on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 - but that their decision would be communicated before close of business on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

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Currently, a boil water notice is in effect for nearly the northeast side of Grand Rapids. The affected areas are located east US-131 and north of Hall St. all the way up to 4 Mile Rd.

Those who live and/or work in the affected area are being advised to boil water before using it for drinking, cooking, or cleaning. The water can be used for things like showering and hand-washing, but residents are cautioned to not get water in their mouths while showering.

Work on the broken water main that initiated the situation is expected to be completed Monday, March 18. But, testing will have to be performed on the water throughout the system prior to the boil notice being lifted. That testing process is expected to take until at least Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

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