Dearborn Ave Water Repair, Boil Water Advisory

The City of Kalamazoo Department of Public Services has scheduled a water infrastructure repair near the intersection of Dearborn Avenue and Cooper Avenue, City of Kalamazoo. 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 within the affected area due to a temporary pressure loss that will occur within the water main during the repair.  The affected area is as follows:

Dearborn Avenue – Dearborn Avenue between Wallace to the west and Lum Avenue to the east, including certain street intersection areas between Wallace and Lum.

It is anticipated that the work will be completed on Wednesday, February 22.

This advisory is precautionary only; there have not been any confirmed tests showing bacteria present in the water main at the location of the break.  Initial sampling results will be available within 24 hours of its collection and the final set within 48 hours. It is expected that the work will be completed on February 15 and the advisory will be lifted within 72 hours.

Municipal water customers in the affected area may boil their tap water for 2 minutes prior to use for drinking. No special precautionary measures are necessary for water used for personal hygiene.

 

Contacts:      City of Kalamazoo Department of Public Services
                        269-337-8737

                        Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department
                        Environmental Health Director
                        269-373-5337