Homecrest Avenue Water Infrastructure Repair / Boil Water Advisory

Contacts:

City of Kalamazoo Department of Public Services
Water Resources Division Manager
269-337-8737

Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department
Environmental Health Director

The City of Kalamazoo Department of Public Services responded to the need of a water infrastructure repair on Homecrest Avenue, City of Kalamazoo. A precautionary boil water advisory is being issued in cooperation with the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department for all water intended for drinking within the affected area due to a pressure loss within the water main. The affected area is as follows:
All of Homecrest Avenue west of Portage Street. The affected area includes the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo facility. Norton Drive is not affected.

This advisory is precautionary only; there have not been any confirmed tests showing bacteria present in the water main at the location of the break. Initial sampling results will be available within 24 hours of its collection and the final set within 48 hours. It is expected that the advisory will be lifted within 72 hours.

Municipal water customers in the affected area may boil their tap water for 2 minutes prior to use for drinking. No special precautionary measures are necessary for water used for personal hygiene.