South Milwaukee lifts water boil advisory

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- South Milwaukee has lifted its water boil advisory Tuesday, June 21. Residents and food establishments can resume normal operations. 

According to a news release from the city of South Milwaukee, due to equipment failure, South Milwaukee Water Utility suffered a loss in water pressure and the boil advisory was issued as a result. 

Officials say the water utility worked tirelessly to repair equipment and restore water supply. 

Over the last two days, the water utility has been sampling the water for bacteria. 

Per the Department of Natural Resources, tests have come back negative for any bacteria and the boil advisory is able to be lifted. 

Residents of South Milwaukee are now able to consume the city’s tap water, use the water to cook food, and make infant formula, as they normally would. All South Milwaukee food establishments and businesses may resume normal operations.

“We appreciate the patience of our residents during this difficult time and we are thankful for the support of all of the those that responded to this emergency including City employees, the Oak Creek Water Utility, volunteers, Impact 211 for hotline support, Century Springs and
Walmart for water.” said Jackie Ove, Public Health Administrator.

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