Lift of Boil Water Advisory - 11/19/2008
Kalamazoo, Michigan, November 19, 2008 – At approximately 1:00 PM today, samples results have shown that the water within the area affected by the Boil Water Advisory issued yesterday, Tuesday, November 18, 2008 are negative. This means that the boil water advisory is no longer in effect and residents and businesses may resume all normal uses of City water including drinking and cooking.
Samples were taken last evening in the immediate area of the water main break near Kilgore Road and South Westnedge Avenue. Currently, there is only one business at that intersection that is still affected by the water main break. Public Services staff have been in contact with this business regarding restoring their water services.
The City of Kalamazoo water system in the affected area has been extensively tested again today. Specific locations that have been sampled and will continue to be sampled are: the Fire Station at Oakland Drive and Howard Street, the elevated water storage tank on Dartmouth, Candlewyk Apartments on Kilgore Road, as well as water pumping stations located at Kilgore Road and Duke Street and also at Stadium Drive at Rambling Road. These water distribution samples are taken routinely to ensure the highest water quality standards are maintained. Extra samples have been collected today as well to help assure the public that adequate monitoring of the public water supply has occurred and will continue to be done by Public Services staff.
The City of Kalamazoo Department of Public Services would like to thank all residents and businesses within the affected area for the patience and understanding. Public Services staff would also like to specifically thank Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Public Schools, as well as the Catholic Schools of Greater Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Christian Schools Association for their cooperation, patience, and understanding. In addition, the City is grateful for all the assistance they received during this time from Kalamazoo County Department of Human Services’ Environmental Health Division and the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.