Boil water advisory lifted for Kalamazoo neighborhood

originally posted on August 21, 2016


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A boil water advisory that was issued for a Kalamazoo neighborhood following a water main break has been lifted.

The water main break happened along Winchell Avenue between Tipperary Road and Oakland Drive, the city said in a Sunday press release. When gate valves were closed to isolate the area, water pressure in the system dropped. When that happens, the city has to issue a boil water advisory as a precaution until the system is tested for coliform bacteria.

The city said on Tuesday afternoon that testing had confirmed there was no dangerous bacteria in the water and it was safe to drink.

The advisory was in effect from about Benjamin Avenue to the north, Oakland to the east, Winchell to the south and Tipperary to the west.

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