Shorewood Under Water Boil Order for ‘At Least’ 48 Hours
Shorewood Under Water Boil Order for ‘At Least’ 48 Hours.
SHOREWOOD, WI — Shorewood residents are strongly urged to either boil water or use bottled water for drinking for at least 48 hours starting Tuesday, April 25, 2017, after maintenance projects caused a significant pressure drop across the village.
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, Shorewood Waterworks had an approximate 55% pressure loss in its water system due to Milwaukee Waterworks maintenance projects.
Village officials said when water pressure returns to your homes, it will spit air and also run cloudy.
The Wisconsin DNR requires the water utility to collect two water samples following a loss of water pressure and recommends that Shorewood residents not drink or use it for potable purposes until samples verify that it is safe.
Village officials say residents may use the water for washing and flushing when it comes back on, but not for drinking.
Continue to drink water you set aside, or buy bottled water, or boil your water for one minute and cool it before drinking it until we notify you the water tested "safe".
Shorewood officials anticipate this advisory to be in effect for a minimum of 48 hours.
If you have questions, please call Leeann Butschlick at 414-847-2650. image via shutterstock