SHOREWOOD - Shorewood Waterworks had an approximate 55 percent pressure loss in its water system on Tuesday, April 25, due to Milwaukee Waterworks maintenance projects.

The village of Shorewood anticipates the system will return to normal operating pressures by 11 a.m. Thursday. Be sure not to leave any faucets "open" since they will flow when the water is turned on again.

When water pressure returns, it will spit air and also run cloudy. The state's Department of Natural Resources requires the village to collect two water samples following a loss of water pressure and recommends that residents do not drink or use it for potable purposes until samples verify that it is safe.

Shorewood residents may use the water for washing and flushing when it comes back on, but not for drinking. Residents are encouraged to drink bottled water or boil water for one minute before drinking.

The village will notify residents when the water has tested safe. The village anticipates this advisory to be in effect for a minimum of 48 hours. If you have questions, call Leeann Butschlick at 414-847-2650.

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