A boil water advisory has been issued for a portion of Battle Creek Thursday.

The City says that residents on Baldwin Ave and Roosevelt Ave. between Washington and Howland, and on Howland between Roseneath and Roosevelt, are affected. Residents should boil their water for at least a minute before using it for drinking, washing dishes, making ice, brushing teeth or food prep. Alternatively, bottled water could be used.

The affected streets are highlighted. (Credit: Google Maps)

This is recommended because water lines in the area were shut down for repairs, and a shutdown can let bacteria enter the system. The work was taking place as part of the City of Battle Creek's efforts to replace valves on the water system; this is the last work scheduled for this week. Earlier in the week, several streets such as Cherry and Elm had boil water advisories, but those have since been lifted.

Boil water advisories typically last 24 hours, but can take longer.