KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The City of Kalamazoo is repairing a water main break on Lake Street that resulted in a temporary loss of pressure.
Immediately a precautionary boil water advisory is being issued in cooperation with the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department for all water intended for drinking or ingestion or any consumptive uses within the affected area (see provided map), including:
1. Lake Street – From Healy Street (eastern boundary) to Shakespeare Avenue. Does NOT include the southwest corner of Lake Street and Healy Avenue.
2. Lake Street (North side of the street) – From Healy Street to 275 feet west of Shakespeare Avenue. Does NOT include the northeast corner of Lake Street and Shakespeare Avenue.
3. Shakespeare Avenue – From Lake Street to Clinton Avenue, both sides of the street.
4. East Stockbridge Avenue – From Schuster Avenue west to dead end of East Stockbridge Avenue, both sides of the street.
5. Byron Avenue – From East Stockbridge Avenue to Egleston Avenue, both sides of the street.
6. Egleston Avenue – From Byron Avenue east to dead end of Egleston Avenue, both sides of the street.
7. Schuster Avenue – From Lake Street to Clinton Avenue, both sides of the street.
8. Clinton Avenue – From Shakespeare Avenue east to dead end of Clinton Avenue, both sides of the street.
No confirmed tests have shown bacteria present in the main water at the location of the infrastructure. The precautionary advisory is expected to be lifted Feb. 18, 2021.
Water customers in the affected area may use bottled water for consumptive purposes or boil their tap water for 2 minutes prior to use for drinking or other ingestion. No special precautionary measures are necessary for water used for personal hygiene according to the City of Kalamazoo.