The City of Kalamazoo Department of Public Services repaired a water main break near the intersection of Kaywood Drive and Junedale Drive, north of Alamo Avenue in Kalamazoo Township. 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 occurred within the water main during the repair. The affected area includes all of Kaywood Drive, all of Junedale Drive, all of Doncrest Drive, and the houses on Alamo Avenue only on the north side of the Kaywood Drive/Alamo Avenue intersection.
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. The work has been completed and the advisory will be lifted within 72 hours, pending sample results.
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.
City of Kalamazoo Department of Public Services
Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department
Environmental Health Director