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

The city of Battle Creek says Tuesday morning that citizens on the affected streets need to boil water for at least a minute before using it for things like drinking, making ice, brushing teeth or food prep.

This is necessary because water main work is taking place, and when water pressure is lowered bacteria can enter the system.

The following streets are under the boil water advisory until further notice:

  • Capital Ave. between Washington Ave. and Goguac St.
  • Harrison St. between Burnham St. and Corwin St.
  • Arthur St. between Goguac St. and Corwin St.
  • Corwin St. between Capital Ave. and Arthur St.
  • Whittier Ave. between Capital Ave. and Harrison St.
  • Tennyson Ave. between Capital Ave. and Harrison St.
  • Janoah St. between Capital Ave. and Harrison St.

Boil water advisories typically last at least 24 hours, but may take longer. Once testing is done to determine that bacteria levels are safe, the advisory will be lifted.