On Monday, February 27, 2017, the City of Kalamazoo Department of Public Services has scheduled water infrastructure repair near 2131 Southern 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:
Southern Avenue – Southern Avenue from Emerald Drive west to the end of Southern Avenue.
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 27 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.
City of Kalamazoo Department of Public Services
Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department
Environmental Health Director