Boil water advisory lifted for South Milwaukee drinking water

Drink up, South Milwaukee, the water is safe.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources determined that the city’s water was not contaminated following a recent equipment failure at the South Milwaukee Water Utility. In response, the city issued a boil-out ordinance, which is no longer in effect.

“Residents of South Milwaukee can now drink city tap water, use the water for cooking and preparing infant formula, as they normally would,” said a June 21 press release from the city. . “All South Milwaukee food establishments and businesses can resume normal operations.”

City administrator Tami Mazik said it was “damage sustained during the (June 13) storm” that caused a main pump for the city’s water utility to malfunction and fail. the city.

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