Boil water advisory issued for Parchment area residents

PARCHMENT, MI — The city of Parchment is repairing a water main break on 20th Street, resulting in a temporary period of water shut off, a loss of pressure and a precautionary water boil advisory for some area residents, the city of Kalamazoo said in a news release.
The precautionary boil water advisory was issued on the evening of Monday, Nov. 5, 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, including: 20th Street – From McKinley Street (northern boundary) to just north of Colby Avenue, both sides of street; McKinley Street – From 20th Street (western boundary) to eastern extent of Parchment water system (between 21st Street and Polk Street), both sides of street; Roosevelt Avenue – From 20th Street (western boundary) to the eastern extent of Parchment water system, both sides of street.
There have not been any confirmed tests showing bacteria present in the water main at the location of the infrastructure repair.
Initial sampling results will be available within 24 hours of its collection and the final set within 48 hours.
It is expected that the advisory will be lifted within 72 hours, on Nov. 9, the news release states.
The city of Kalamazoo agreed to connect residents served by Parchment’s municipal water system to the Kalamazoo municipal water supply after per- and polyflourinated substances (PFAS) were found in the Parchment municipal water supply at levels more than 20 times greater than an EPA health advisory in July.
Municipal water customers in the boil advisory area may use bottled water for consumptive purposes or boil their tap water for 2 minutes prior to use for drinking or other ingestion.
No special precautionary measures are necessary for water used for personal hygiene, the news release states.

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