Boil water advisory issued for Sunvalley Drive in Oakwood neighborhood

by Al Jones, originally posted on Dececmber 27, 2016


KALAMAZOO, MI – A boil water advisory was issued following a water main break Tuesday on Sunvalley Drive, located west of Oakland Drive and north of Angling Road.

That is in the Oakwood Neighborhood near the Hill N’ Brook area.

The City of Kalamazoo Department of Public Services issued the advisory shortly after 6 p.m. on Dec. 27 after its workers responded to a break in a 20-foot section of pipe along Sunvalley Drive.

The water main section was replaced due to a history of breaks in an acute location, according to a city press release.

“A precautionary boil water advisory was issued in cooperation with the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department for all water intended for drinking within the affected area due to a planned pressure loss within the water main during the pipe replacement,” city officials reported in their release.

The affected area includes all of Sunvalley Drive and the 4000 to 4100 blocks of Madison Street, which are just west and north of Sunvalley. The advisory is expected to be lifted within 72 hours.

City officials suggest that municipal water customers in the affected area may boil their tap water for 2 minutes prior to use for drinking. No other special precautionary measures are necessary for water used for personal hygiene.

There have been no confirmed tests showing bacteria in the water main at the location of the break, officials stated. Initial sampling results are expected to be available within 24 hours of its collection and the final set within 48 hours, according to the city.

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