West Allis struggles to fix water main breaks
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- West Allis has been plagued by multiple water main leaks and breaks this January. The city's Twitter page shows eight of the last 10 posts are about crews fixing various water main issues. On Saturday, Jan. 22, a Tweet listed three different locations that needed attention.
There is a main break on the E/B lanes of W. Lincoln Ave. at W. National Ave. & S. 97th St. Also a leak on W. Cleveland Ave. & S. Root River Parkway. E/B traffic on W. Lincoln and W. Cleveland down to 1 lane. W. Lincoln break may last until 3 p.m.; W. Cleveland break to 8 p.m. pic.twitter.com/rDEneLjRSI— City of West Allis (@westalliswigov) January 22, 2022
No word yet on whether the jobs have been completed.
Since October, five reports of a break came from Oklahoma Avenue, four were from National Avenue and three were from Greenfield Avenue.
West Allis officials say affected businesses and residences are notified when water issues pop up. However, there has not been an official statement on why the water main breaks are happening so often.
This is a developing story -- check back for future updates.