Kalamazoo water main break sparks road closures, advisory

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A portion of Kalamazoo’s Southside will be shut down for several days as crews work to repair a water main break.

Public service workers discovered the busted line Thursday near the intersection of S. Burdick Street and Belmont Street.

South Burdick Street will remain closed between Maple and W. Belmont streets until Monday, city officials estimate. Drivers are advised to follow the posted detour.

Officials issued a precautionary boil water advisory for area residents because of a loss in water pressure from the water main break. The affected area is roughly covers Maple Street to the north, S. Burdick Street to
the east, Alcott Street to the south, and Park Street to the west.

Those living in that area should boil their tap water for 2 minutes prior to drinking. Water used for personal hygiene does not need to be boiled, city officials say.

Officials are awaiting water tests to determine if bacteria is present in the water. The intial test results are expected within 24 hours. If the samplings come back clear, the boil water advisory would be lifted within 72 hours.

Kalamazoo boil water advisory map
The shaded region on a Kalamazoo city map shows the area under a boil water advisory.

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