Shorewood issues precautionary boil, bottled drinking water advisory

Boil, bottled water advisory issued in Shorewood
Posted at 11:17 AM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 17:10:31-04

SHOREWOOD -- The Village of Shorewood Department of Public Works issued a precautionary boil advisory Tuesday after residents noticed little to no water pressure.

Shorewood Director of Public Works Leeann Butschlick said it stemmed from the city of Milwaukee doing routine maintenance work at the corner of Downer Avenue and Locust Street on the city's East side.

"Some of that impacted the delivery of water into our system, it impacted those pressures so the pressure dropped and that's what triggered this," Butschlick said.

UW-Milwaukee campus officials put signs on bathrooms asking faculty and students to use bathrooms on lower floors where the water pressure was stronger.


Workers at Lake Bluff Dental in Shorewood also took extra precaution.

"I did go to the Metro Market up the street and bought distilled water," said lab technician Laury Veksler. "We quickly swapped everything out and made sure patients weren't ingesting or touching it."

Butschlick said the village will send water samples to a lab for testing,

"Labs generally take 18 to 24 hours to process those types of samples so we expect to have an answer about Thursday morning hopefully," she said.

Until then, residents are asked to boil their water for at least a minute before consumption or use bottled water.

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