Since a boil water alert was issued for Shelby Township Tuesday after a major water main break on 24 Mile Road, several businesses in the area remain open and going to great lengths to ensure they are serving clean water and food.
Dave Danyko, owner of two Biggby franchises in Shelby Township, said all coffee beverages will be made with bottled water until the boil water alert is lifted.
"This has happened before and we are prepared," he said.
Cheryl Steinhurst, owner of said she too has replaced all drinking water with bottled water, set up additional hand sanitizer stations at all sinks and all food will be rinsed in boiled water.
“I am just totally overseeing every single aspect of what they (employees) do. We gave them verbal training and signage,” Steinhurst said.
The boil water alert has forced Steinhurst to start her day earlier than normal.
"We open at 11 a.m. and I got her at 8 a.m. because you got to come in early and set everything up to make sure you’re ahead of the game," she said.
In fact, Steinnhurst said she is preparing for what could be a busy day at the restaurant because many people may not want to deal with cooking under the boil water advisory.
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Steinhurst told Patch that as soon as she heard about the boil water alert Tuesday afternoon, she had unplugged all main lines such as ice makers, so that the lines would remain clean and not run the risk of contaminants to siphon their way back into the water distribution system because of low water pressure.
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