The smell is a result of maintenance work being done by Milwaukee Water Works this week.
Updated 2:50 p.m. Oct. 8 If you notice your tap water smells bad this week, don't be alarmed. According to Greenfield Superintendent of Public Works Dan Ewert, Milwaukee Water Works, the city's water supplier, has shut down the ozone filters at its Howard Avenue plant for the rest of the week during routine maintenance and servicing. Milwaukee Water Works informed Ewert the water is safe to use and drink, but the ozone filters reduce or eliminate the smells. In an email sent by Milwaukee Water Works Superintendent Carrie Lewis, Lewis said customers may notice a slight musty or earthy or moldy lake water smell in their tap water, especially those on the south side or near-north side of the service area. Work began Oct. 1, and ozone …
The tower is undergoing standard repairs including a paint job.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- David Cotey
Thursday, September 22, 2011
What looks like some bizarre scene out of a science-fiction movie is really just the Greenfield water tower getting some much needed repairs. The water tower, located near 84th Street and Cold Spring Road by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and School, is draped with a gigantic cover. The tower, which is under control of the Milwaukee Water Works, is undergoing standard repairs including replacing some metal that was showing signs of deterioration, sandblasting, and painting both inside and outside of the tower, according to Greenfield Superintendent of Public Works Dan Ewert. Correction: A previous version of this story said that "City of Greenfield" will be painted on the water tower. It will not.