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Boil water advisories lifted, issued in Kalamazoo

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Posted at 6:15 PM, Dec 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-21 18:15:10-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich — As one boil water advisory is lifted, another was issued by the City of Kalamazoo.

Boil Water Advisory Lifted

Kalamazoo residents in the areas listed below can now safely consume the water from their tap:

  • Cooper Avenue – Dearborn Avenue (northern boundary) to Charles Avenue (southern boundary), both sides of the street. Does NOT include the southwest corner of Cooper Avenue and Dearborn Avenue. It also does NOT include the northwest and northeast corners of Cooper Avenue and Charles Avenue.
  • Dearborn Avenue – Only the southeast corner of Dearborn Avenue and Cooper Avenue.
  • Kenilworth Avenue – Only the southwest and southeast corners of Kenilworth Avenue and Cooper Avenue.

Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department tested for bacteria in the water has confirmed it is safe to drink.

Boil Water Advisory Issued

Kalamazoo residents in the areas listed below must boil their water for all consumption until further notice:

  • Dearborn Avenue – Includes the northeast corner of Dearborn Avenue and Cooper Avenue, the southeast corner of Dearborn Avenue and Washburn Avenue. It also includes the northeast and southwest corners of Dearborn Avenue and Ira Avenue.
  • Washburn Avenue – From Dearborn Avenue (northern boundary) to Charles Avenue (southern boundary), both sides of the street. It does NOT include the northwest and northeast corners of Washburn Avenue and Charles Avenue.
  • Ira Avenue – Only the northwest corner of Ira Avenue and Dearborn Avenue.
  • Lum Avenue – Only the northwest corner of Lum Avenue and Dearborn Avenue.

The water has been tested and no bacteria has been found. At this time the advisory is strictly a precaution.

Both issues were caused by a loss of pressure during maintenance on the main lines in those areas. Officials recommend consumers to use bottled water as much as possible, or boil tap water for at least 2 minutes before consumption or use for personal hygiene.