Boil Water Advisory issued in South Milwaukee

The line stretched down the block for free bottled water in South Milwaukee. It was a drive-thru event and more than 800 people picked up a free case of water. The city of South Milwaukee is currently under a boil water advisory until further notice.”It’s been very unusual, difficult,” said Nancy Narloch, South Milwaukee resident. “Bathing, cooking, just a big pain,” added Karen Brotherton, who also lives in South Milwaukee. South Milwaukee officials said they were experiencing electrical issues at the Water Utility’s Main Pump due to last week’s storms and have contacted Oak Creek for backup supply. The pump has since been fixed but officials still need to monitor the system. “I hope they fix it pretty soon,” said Dennis Vallier, as he picked up bottled water from city hall. “I hope the water gets fixed.” All residents are being asked to conserve water and boil water before consumption. City officials said they are hopeful the water will be back to normal sometime on Tuesday. Read city’s news releaseThe phone system at the Water Department is unavailable at this time. The city asks that people do not call 911 for water issues. If anyone has questions about boiling water, please check out the website at www.smwi.org, or call the Health Department at 414-768-8055, press 3, and the staff will assist you. “We are doing everything we can to get the water back where we need it to be as far as no boil order, etcetera to take care of our residents at the 53172 ZIP code,” said South Milwaukee City Administrator Tami Maryzik said.

The line stretched down the block for free bottled water in South Milwaukee. It was a drive-thru event and more than 800 people picked up a free case of water.

The city of South Milwaukee is currently under a boil water advisory until further notice.

“It’s been very unusual, difficult,” said Nancy Narloch, South Milwaukee resident.

“Bathing, cooking, just a big pain,” added Karen Brotherton, who also lives in South Milwaukee.

South Milwaukee officials said they were experiencing electrical issues at the Water Utility’s Main Pump due to last week’s storms and have contacted Oak Creek for backup supply. The pump has since been fixed but officials still need to monitor the system.

“I hope they fix it pretty soon,” said Dennis Vallier, as he picked up bottled water from City Hall. “I hope the water gets fixed.”

All residents are being asked to conserve water and boil water before consumption.

City officials said they are hopeful the water will be back to normal sometime on Tuesday.

Read city’s news release

The phone system at the Water Department is unavailable at this time.

The city asks that people do not call 911 for water issues. If anyone has questions about boiling water, please check out the website at www.smwi.org, or call the Health Department at 414-768-8055, press 3, and the staff will assist you.

“We are doing everything we can to get the water back where we need it to be as far as no boil order, etcetera to take care of our residents at the 53172 ZIP code,” said South Milwaukee City Administrator Tami Maryzik said.

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