Boil water advisory issued for Kalamazoo Township neighborhood
The city of Kalamazoo’s Department of Public Services has scheduled to repair a water main break on Shakespeare Avenue, south of Lake Street, that will result in a temporary loss of pressure Sunday, March 18.
All water intended for drinking within the affected area should be boiled due to a temporary pressure loss that will occur within the water main during the repair.
Homes on both sides of the following streets impacted by the advisory: Shakespeare Avenue – Between Lake Street (northern boundary) and Clinton Avenue (southern boundary) Schuster Avenue – Between Lake Street (northern boundary) and Clinton Avenue (southern boundary) Stockbridge Avenue – Between Byron Avenue (western boundary) and Schuster Avenue (eastern boundary) Egleston Avenue – Between Byron Avenue (western boundary) and Schuster Avenue (eastern boundary) Clinton Avenue – Between Shakespeare Avenue (western boundary) and Schuster Avenue (eastern boundary) Lake Street – Southwest corner of Lake Street and Shakespeare Avenue The advisory is precautionary.
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 and the final set within 48 hours, according to a news release.
The city expects the advisory will be lifted within 72 hours.
No special precautionary measures are necessary for water used for personal hygiene.
A Boil Water Advisory warns residents their drinking water might be contaminated.
When a break occurs in a water main, or there is a complete loss of pressure in a significant part of the water system, there is the possibility for contaminants to enter into the water main while the repair is being completed.
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.