Shorewood boil water advisory canceled
Shorewood boil water advisory canceled.
Tests of Shorewood municipal water samples found "no indication of bacterial contamination" and the boil water advisory is canceled, Village Public Works Director Leann Butschlick said Wednesday.
The state Department of Natural Resources informed the village of the water test results late Wednesday afternoon, Butschlick said.
The village advised residents Tuesday morning to boil water or buy bottled water in the wake of a temporary 55% drop in pressure in village water distribution pipes.
State regulations require a municipality to test two samples of water for bacterial contamination before the water can be declared safe for drinking.
The drop in pressure was caused by maintenance work being done by Milwaukee Water Works crews on a water main along E. Locust St. between N. Farwell and N. Downer avenues.
After crews closed multiple valves in the main so the work could be done, "water pressure in the village dropped to an unanticipated level," Butschlick said.