Boil water advisory for East Cork and Harvard Streets in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI — A water main break on East Cork Street has triggered a boil-water advisory Thursday from the city of Kalamazoo.
The break on East Cork Street near the intersection of Harvard Street resulted in a temporary loss of water pressure affecting residents in those areas.
The precautionary boil-water advisory was issued Jan. 11, by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Services 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."
No special precautionary measures are necessary for water used for personal hygiene.
The affected area includes: East Cork Street – from Portage Street (western boundary) to Cameron Street (eastern boundary), both sides of street.
Harvard Street – Northeast corner of Harvard Street and East Cork Street.
The advisory is precautionary.
Initial sampling results will be available within 24 hours and the final set within 48 hours, according a the news release.
The city expects the advisories will be lifted within 72 hours.
Once an advisory or notice has been lifted, residents should flush out all plumbing lines and fixtures with running water and replace all water filters.

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