Boil water advisory issued in Kalamazoo’s Milwood neighborhood

KALAMAZOO, MI — A precautionary advisory is being issued for municipal drinking water customers living in an area in the Milwood neighborhood.
The city of Kalamazoo’s Department of Public Services announced Sunday, Jan. 21 that a water main break on Portage Street between Roseland Avenue and Homecrest Avenue resulted in a temporary loss of pressure.
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.
This advisory is precautionary.
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 may be contaminated.
When a break occurs in a water main, or 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.
Call (269) 373-5337 with any questions related to boiling tap water or general water quality questions or visit the City of Kalamazoo website at

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