Boil water advisory issued for portions of Battle Creek

Posted at 7:25 PM, Nov 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-26 19:25:26-05

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Officials in Battle Creek have issued a boil water advisory for some residents in the area.

It’s in the area of 24th Street south, as well as Lindwood, Merrill and Windamere streets.

City officials say the water system has been shutdown due to repairs. They issued this statement as part of a press release Saturday evening:

A portion of the City of Battle Creek water system has been shut down for improvements or repairs. Whenever the pressure of a municipal water system is reduced to allow for work to be done on the water main, the potential for bacteria to enter the system exists. Bacteria are generally not harmful and are common throughout our environment. As a safeguard to your health, The City of Battle Creek is ADVISING you to boil water before using it for consumption.

To learn more about the advisory and the areas impacted click here.