SHOREWOOD - Shorewood residents will no longer have to drink bottle or boiled water.
A precautionary water boil advisory issued at about 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 was lifted around 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, when the state Department of Natural Resources informed the Shorewood Waterworks that drinking water samples drawn on April 25 show no indication of bacterial contamination.
Shorewood Waterworks had an approximate 55 percent pressure loss in its water system on Tuesday, April 25, due to a Milwaukee Waterworks water main project on Locust Street between Farwell and Downer avenues.
In order to work on the water main, 14 valves were closed to allow for a dry environment. By closing these valves, water pressure in the village of Shorewood dropped to an unanticipated level. This drop in pressure prompted Shorewood officials, as a precautionary measure, to issue a "boil water advisory" while coordinating with the DNR. Milwaukee Waterworks is Shorewood's wholesale water provider.
When notified of this loss in pressure, Milwaukee Water Works crews re-opened the affected valves, and normal water pressure in Shorewood was restored shortly thereafter.