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South Milwaukee water declared safe (UPDATE)

Residents of South Milwaukee are now able to consume the city’s tap water, the city announced in a press release Saturday.

Residents can now drink the water, use the water to cook food, make infant formula, and bathe infants as they normally would.  All South Milwaukee food establishments and businesses may resume operations as usual, the release said.

Per the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, tests have come back negative for any bacteria following the repair Friday night of the city’s primary water main, which had broken at around 8:30 a.m. Friday.

Approximately 1,800 families received water from two distribution sites Friday evening.

Residents who drank city tap water on Friday should continue to monitor their symptoms. If they experience any diarrhea, cramps, nausea or headaches, they should call their healthcare provider.

Residents are also asked to continue to alert neighbors who may not be aware of this advisory and tell them that South Milwaukee tap water is now safe for normal use.

For more information, call the South Milwaukee Health Department at (414) 768-8055 or visit the city’s Web site.

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