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Is my water safe to drink?
Yes. The Wauwatosa Water Utility is a wholesale customer of the Milwaukee Water Works. Milwaukee treats Lake Michigan water by passing it through multiple treatment process barriers that remove illness causing microorganisms and contaminants. The water is initially disinfected with ozone gas, a highly reactive gas that destroys microorganisms, controls taste and odor, and reduces byproducts from chlorine disinfection. Coagulation, settling, and filtration remove additional particles. A final disinfection ensures safe, high quality drinking water throughout the distribution system and at your faucets. In 2016 the Wauwatosa Water Utility submitted 642 water samples to the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene for bacterial analysis.

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1. What should I do to avoid cold weather problems with my water pipes?
2. Who is responsible for the replacement of a valve that breaks while the Utility changes the meter?
3. Is my water safe to drink?
4. How do I properly dispose of unwanted prescription medication?
5. How does the Water Utility know how much water I use in my home?
6. How does the Water Utility know that my water meter is correct?
7. How should the utility bill when there is a discrepancy between the base meter and the remote register (ROM)?
8. Can a utility forgive or forgo a late payment charge?
9. What is the Public Fire Protection (PFP) charge, and how is this charge recovered by the municipality?
10. My drinking water is reddish or brown. What causes this?
11. How should I water my lawn to avoid wasting water?
12. How does a water utility detect a leak in the water distribution piping system?
13. My drinking water looks cloudy when first taken from a faucet and then it clears up. Why is that?
14. What are the different methods of payment for my water bill?

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