Boil-water alert ends on Kalamazoo’s south side
by John McNeill, originally posted on September 25, 2016
KALAMAZOO (WKZO-AM) — At least a small section of Kalamazoo has gotten a taste of what the people of Flint have been dealing with for months.
Kalamazoo County Environmental Health Director Vern Johnson said they can go back to using their tap water.
“Rhe precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted,” Johnson said.
The area in the south side bounded by Maple, South Burdick, Alcott and Park streets had been issued the boil water advisory after a rupture in a water main created the potential for contamination in the water system when pressure was lost.
“(Customers) can now use city water for consumption as well as all other purposes,” Johnson said. “Bacteriological sampling within the affected area verified that the water is safe to drink.”
Kalamazoo also reports that the road barriers have come down on South Burdick near Belmont where the water main break occurred and repairs closed the roadway for several days.