Boil water advisory affecting South Burdick Street


    The city of Kalamazoo issued a boil water advisory on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 20 for the South Burdick-area and surrounding neighborhood. (MGN Online)

    The city of Kalamazoo issued a boil water advisory on the evening of Sunday, Jan. 20 for the South Burdick-area and surrounding neighborhood.

    The boil advisory is being issued in cooperation with the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department and includes all water that is intended for drinking, ingestion, cooking or any consumptive purposes. The city recommends using bottled water or boiling tap water for two minutes prior to consumption.

    The affected areas include:

    • South Burdick Street from Lake Street's northern boundary to Stockbridge Avenue's southern boundary on both side of the street. This does not include the southwest or southeast corners of South Burdick Street and Lake Street.
    • South Burdick Street from Stockbridge Avenue's northern boundary to West Emerson Street's southern boundary on the west side of the street.
    • East Stockbridge Avenue from South Burdick Street's western boundary to approximately 1,650-feet west of Norfolk Southern railroad tracks's eastern boundary. This does not include the northeast corner of East Stockbridge and John streets.
    • Balch Street from South Burdick Street's eastern boundary to South Park Street's western boundary on the north side of the street. It does not include the northwest corner of Balch Street and South Park Street.

    Although the advisory is precautionary pending testing for bacteria, the advisory is expected to be lifted within 72 hours, or Jan. 23 at the earliest.

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