Boil water advisory in effect near Canterbury Avenue


    FILE- Kalamazoo City officials issued a boil water advisory following a water main break on Canterbury Avenue. (WWMT/MGN Online)

    A boil water advisory was issued in Kalamazoo on Thursday, Feb. 14 following a water main break on Canterbury Avenue.

    The affected areas include:

    • Canterbury Avenue from Cherokee Street (western boundary) to Nichols Road (eastern boundary), on both sides of the street
    • The northwest and southwest corners of Nichols Road and Canterbury Avenue

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

    City officials said special precautionary measures are not necessary for water used for personal hygiene.

    Although the advisory is precautionary, it is expected to be lifted within 72 hours, or Feb. 17 at the earliest.

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