KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Work on the water system in Kalamazoo has prompted boil water advisories in parts of Kalamazoo.

The advisories are in effect in the following locations:

  • Both sides of Charlotte Avenue from Sherwood Avenue to just north of Bridge Street. The advisory does not include the northwest and southwest corners of Sherwood and Charlotte.
  • Both sides of Dwight Avenue from Sherwood to Bridge Street. It does not include the northwest corner of Sherwood and Dwight.
  • Both sides of Hotop Avenue from Gilbert Avenue to Dwight Avenue. It does not include the northeast and southeast corners of Gilbert and Hotop.
  • Both sides of Bridge Street from Charlotte Avenue (western boundary) to Dwight Avenue (eastern boundary), both sides of the roadway.
  • 1403 Sherwood Avenue.
  • Both sides of Lorraine Avenue from Ferdon Road to Broadway Avenue. It does not include the northwest corner of Broadway Avenue and Lorraine Avenue.
  • 2807 and 2901 Ferdon Road.
  • 2720 Wellington Road.
  • 2822 Broadway Avenue.

Everyone in the affected area should boil their water for two minutes before consuming it. It’s safe to bathe in the water without boiling it.

Repairs cause a drop in pressure, which can allow bacteria to enter the system. The boil water advisory is precautionary; no bacteria had been found in the system as of Friday.

Authorities say tests confirming the water’s safety should be back soon. They expect to lift the advisory by Monday.

Additionally, Vine Street between Jasper Street and Crosstown Parkway is expected to remain closed until Jan. 29 while crews work to fix a water main break. Sidewalks will stay open.