Lead is NOT found in our source water, Lake Michigan, and it is NOT found in our treated drinking water.
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.
Structures built prior to 1951, including most of Shorewood's homes, likely have lead water services lines. For additional information on this topic, please see our Lead Service Replacement program page.
The Shorewood Water Works is a self-financing enterprise owned by the Village of Shorewood and regulated by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, the EPA, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Shorewood purchases the water from the City of Milwaukee Water Works. Shorewood owns and maintains the water distribution system within its municipal boundaries.