The City of Kalamazoo, in cooperation with the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County and Milbocker Excavating, is in the process of constructing new water main on Lake Street. Work is scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2023, to connect the new water main to the existing water main. At approximately 8:45 am, the City will shut the water off which will result in a temporary loss of pressure. Consequently, a precautionary boil water advisory is being issued, starting at that time, in cooperation with the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department for all water intended for drinking or ingestion or any consumptive uses within the affected area, including:
This advisory is precautionary only; there have not been any confirmed tests showing bacteria present in the water main at the location of the infrastructure construction. 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 (Sept 24).
Municipal water customers in the affected area may use bottled water for consumptive purposes or boil their tap water for 2 minutes prior to use for drinking or other ingestion. No special precautionary measures are necessary for water used for personal hygiene