Boil water advisory issued for Kendall Avenue in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI — A precautionary boil water advisory is being issued for municipal drinking water customers living in the Kendall Avenue area.
The city of Kalamazoo’s Department of Public Services scheduled a water infrastructure repair for 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5.
All water intended for drinking within the surrounding area should be boiled due to a temporary pressure loss that will occur during the repair.
The advisory is precautionary.
There have not been any confirmed tests showing bacteria present in the water main at the location of the break.
According to the city, the affected area is between the northern boundary of Santos Street and southern boundary of Howard Street, both sides of street.
Initial sampling results will be available within 24 hours and the final set within 48 hours, according to a press release.
The city expects the advisory will be lifted within 72 hours.
A boil water advisory warns residents their drinking water might be contaminated.
When a complete loss of pressure occurs 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.

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