Boil water advisory lifted for Parchment-area residents

PARCHMENT, MI — A boil advisory for some Parchment residents has been lifted by the city of Kalamazoo, in cooperation with the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department.
The boil water advisory was issued Monday, Nov. 5, as a precautionary measure while Parchment repaired a water main break on 20th Street.
The advisory was lifted Sunday, Nov. 11, after bacteriological sampling within the affected area verified the water was safe to drink, the city of Kalamazoo said in a news release.
Citizens in the affected area can now use city water for consumption as well as all other purposes, according to the news release.
The affected area included: 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.
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.

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