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City of Kalamazoo issues Boil Water Advisory for Water Infrastructure Repair

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Posted at 4:37 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 17:13:08-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The City of Kalamazoo is in the process of repairing a water main leak on Washburn Avenue that resulted in a temporary loss of pressure.

Consequently, 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, including:

Washburn Avenue – From Dearborn Avenue (northern boundary) to Charles Avenue (southern boundary), both sides of the street. Does NOT include the southwest corner of Washburn Avenue and Dearborn Avenue. It also does NOT include the northwest and northeast corner of Washburn Avenue and Charles Avenue.

Dearborn Avenue – Only the southeast corner of Dearborn Avenue and Washburn Avenue.

Kenilworth Avenue – Only the southeast corner of Kenilworth Avenue and Washburn Avenue.

This advisory is precautionary only, as there have not been any confirmed tests showing bacteria present in the water main at the location of the infrastructure repair.

Initial sampling results will be available within 24 hours of its collection and the final set within 48 hours. It is expected that the advisory will be lifted within 72 hours, or by Friday.

Municipal 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.