Crews work to fix water main amid Battle Creek-area boil advisory

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

Crews working to repair a water main break in Battle Creek. (Feb. 18, 2020)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Crews responded to a water main break in Battle Creek that caused a boil water advisory for the city and surrounding areas Tuesday.

The city of Battle Creek says the entire city is under a boil water advisory. In additional to Battle Creek, the city of Springfield, Bedford Township, Emmett Township, Leroy Township and Pennfield Township are impacted by the advisory.

There’s a significant leak on a 16-inch water main behind the former Kmart near McCamly Street and Dickman Road.

Crews working to repair a water main break in Battle Creek. (Feb. 18, 2020)
Crews working to repair a water main break in Battle Creek. (Feb. 18, 2020)

Officials say water pressure decreased due to the break, allowing contamination to enter the water system. Some customers may have completely lost water service.

Crews on the scene told News 8 that it could be one or two days before the advisory is lifted.

Before the advisory is lifted, water quality will be tested and the city says it will provide updates as to when the water is safe.

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