The City of Kalamazoo Department of Public Services has responded to a water main break west of the intersection of Drake Road and West KL Avenue. 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 includes the south side of West KL Avenue, west of Drake Road to 11th Street. See attached Figure.
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 anticipated that 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.
Westbound KL Avenue between 11th Street and Drake Road will be closed until further notice due to this water main break. A detour will be posted. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.