Is my water safe?
The Shorewood Water Utility performs regular lead testing as required by current regulations. To date, no test results have indicated lead levels which exceed the current federal action level of 15 ppb (parts per billion).
Lead is NOT found in our source water, Lake Michigan, and it is NOT found in our treated drinking water. None of Shorewood's water mains are made of lead. Lead exposure from drinking water occurs when water has prolonged contact with lead materials or components which may be present in water service lines or home plumbing.
Shorewood's water is supplied by Milwaukee Water Works which treats the water with a compound that forms a protective coating inside pipes to control lead dissolving into the water.
Lead testing kits can be requested through the North Shore Health Department, (414) 371-2980 or directly through the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene. Please visit their webpage for more information. There is a $32 fee associated with the lead testing kit.
In compliance with EPA and WDNR requirements, the Shorewood Water Utility annually publishes a Consumer Confidence Report to help consumers understand where their drinking water comes from. View the most recent report here.