Boil-water advisory lifted in Oakwood area

by Al Jones, originally posted on  December 29, 2016


KALAMAZOO, MI — A precautionary boil-water advisory has been lifted from the area of Sunvalley Drive in northeastern Kalamazoo.

“As of Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at 3 p.m., the precautionary boil water advisory issued Dec. 27, 2016. has been lifted by the city of Kalamazoo, in cooperation with the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department,” city officials reported in a press release.

The advisory was issued Tuesday following a water main break that day on Sunvalley Drive, located west of Oakland Drive and north of Angling Road. Workers responded to a break in a 20-foot section of pipe along Sunvalley Drive.That is in the Oakwood Neighborhood near the Hill N’ Brook area.

The affected area included all of Sunvalley Drive and the 4000 to 4100 blocks of Madison Street, which are just west and north of Sunvalley.

“Citizens in the affected area … can now use city water for consumption as well as all other purposes,” officials stated in a press release. “Bacteriological sampling within the affected area verified that the water is safe to drink.”

They thanked affected residents, businesses and institutions for their cooperation and understanding.

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