Boil water advisory in place for section of East Michigan Ave
by Emily Monecelli, originally posted on December 15, 2016
KALAMAZOO, MI — Kalamazoo city officials are advising residents in the area of East Michigan Avenue and Foresman Avenue to boil their tap water before drinking.
City crews responded to a water main break, which caused a pressure loss within the water main. The affected area is from the 1300 block of East Michigan Avenue to the 1600 block of East Michigan Avenue on the north side of the street, and all of Foresman Avenue.
Residents there should boil their tap water for two minutes before drinking. No precautions need to be taken for water used for personal hygiene.
City officials say the advisory is precautionary only, and there have been no confirmed tests showing bacteria present in the water main. The advisory is expected to last up to 72 hours. Preliminary sampling results will be available within 24 hours and final results will be available within 48 hours.