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Water Quality
The ultimate source of our drinking water is Lake Michigan, a surface water source. As water flows through rivers and lakes and over surfaces, naturally occurring substances may be dissolved in the water. Water may also be affected by animals and/or human activities. Any substances that are added to water are contaminants. Surface water sources may be highly susceptible to contaminants. Contaminants that might be expected in untreated water include inorganic contaminants such as salts and metals; biological contaminants such as viruses, protozoa and bacteria; organic chemicals from industrial or petroleum use; pesticides and herbicides, and radioactive materials. Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate the water poses a health risk. The West Allis Municipal Water Utility is totally committed to protecting the health of the public served by our system. The Utility routinely tests the water for coliform bacteria seventy times a month.

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population: immuno-compromised individuals such as those undergoing chemotherapy; persons who have undergone organ transplants; individuals with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders; some elderly persons and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. We encourage these people to seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

We welcome the opportunity to take any customer of the West Allis Municipal Water Utility on a tour of our facilities. For more information contact the Water Division at (414) 302-8830, the Water Commission at (414) 302-8888 or the US Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.


Water Division
Michael Brofka, Superintendent 
(414) 302-8830
Utility Billing Help Line
(414) 302-8245

Director of Public Works
Michael Lewis

Assistant Director of Public Works 
Dave Wepking 

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Department of Public Works
6300 W. McGeoch Ave.
West Allis, WI 53219
(414) 302-8888
Fax: (414) 302-8889
7:00 am - 3:30 pm M-F 
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