KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted for part of Kalamazoo Saturday following a water main break Jan. 30.
The previously-affected area included portions of Evelyn Avenue in the city’s South Westnedge neighborhood.
Those properties that were affected include:
- Evelyn Avenue — From S. Westnedge Avenue to S. Rose Street, both sides of the street as well as the southwest corner of Evelyn and Rose. It doesn’t include the northwest corner of Evelyn and Park.
- S. Park Street — Only the northeast corner of Park and Evelyn.
- S. Westnedge Avenue — Only the northeast and southeast corners of Westnedge and Evelyn avenues.
Citizens in the affected area can now use city water for consumption as well as all other purposes. Bacteriological sampling within the affected area verified that the water is safe to drink.
Water main breaks cause a drop in water pressure that can allow bacteria to enter the system, which is why the initial advisory was issued as a precaution.