Boil water advisory issued on Kalamazoo’s south side

KALAMAZOO, MI – A precautionary advisory is being issued for municipal drinking water customers living on Oakhurst Avenue near South Westnedge Avenue.
The city of Kalamazoo’s Department of Public Services repaired a water main break on Oakhurst Avenue between South Westnedge Avenue and South Rose Street Sunday.
In a press release, the city identified the following affected area includes: Oakhurst Avenue – Between the western boundary of S. Westnedge S. Avenue to the eastern boundary of S. Rose Street, both sides of street, and includes the Oakhurst Apartments/Kingwood Court Apartments.
S. Westnedge Avenue – The southeast corner of S. Westnedge Avenue and Oakhurst Avenue, and Mount Ever Rest Cemetery.
S. Rose Street – The southeast corner of S. Rose Street and Oakhurst Avenue, and the northeast corner of S. Rose Street and Evelyn Avenue.
This advisory is precautionary.
Initial sampling results will be available within 24 hours and the final set within 48 hours, according to the department.
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.

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