2 water main breaks prompt boil water advisories

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) —  Kalamazoo County officials have lifted one of two boil water advisories issued after two water main breaks in the Kalamazoo area.

County health officials announced Thursday morning that residents and businesses on Nichols Road can now safely drink city water without boiling it. The advisory included customers from Iroquois Trail to Haskell Street, excluding the southwest corner of Nichols and Iroquois; both sides of Huron Avenue btween Mohawk Street and Nichols; both sides of Marlane Avenue between Mohawk and Nichols; and at the southeast corner of Mohawk and Marlane.

A second advisory remains in effect in Kalamazoo Township on both sides of Clearview Avenue from E. Main Street to Dearborn Avenue.

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

Water main breaks cause a drop in pressure, which can allow bacteria to enter the system. The boil water advisories are precautionary; no bacteria had been found in the system as of Monday.

Authorities expect to lift the advisory along Clearview Thursday as well.

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