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COVID 19, Coronavirus AND Water 

The Cudahy Water Utility understands the magnitude and impact being caused by this global pandemic, Coronavirus Disease 2019, also known as, COVID-19. We also realize the many questions and concerns our customers may have, as this relates to our water supply. It has been brought to the Utility's attention that there may be some confusion as to how COVID-19 is transmitted.

In an attempt to temper situational anxiety AND, in an effort to ensure our customers have access to reliable & accurate data, the Cudahy Water Utility is sharing material provided by several credible resources:

COVID-19 Guidance from American Water Works Association (AWWA) 

The AWWA is notifying water customers the virus COVID-19 is NOT TRANSMITTED by water and WATER is SAFE to drink. Typical drinking water treatment practices will remove or inactivate the virus. Click for more details 

Water Transmission and COVID-19 Guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC reports that COVID-19 has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, INCLUDING CUDAHY WATER UTILITY, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. Click for more details

Coronavirus and Drinking Water and Wastewater Guidance from United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

There is no higher priority for the EPA than protecting the health and safety of Americans. To provide clarity for the public as it relates to COVID-19 and drinking water - COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual. 

The EPA has established regulations with treatment requirements for public waterborne pathogens such as viruses from contaminating drinking water and wastewater. Coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, is a type of virus that is particularly susceptible to disinfection and standard treatment AND the disinfectant processes are expected to be effective. Click for more details

Know the Facts about COVID-19 & Help Stop the Spread of Rumors 

How can we each do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19? The CDC has provided guidelines to help identify signs, symptoms and simple things we can each do to keep healthy. Click for more details

 COVID 19 pic

At the direction of the State of WI, due to COVID 19, the Cudahy Water Utility will be suspending all Meter / MTU Replacements scheduled after March 13, 2020 until further notice. Once notification has been received from the State of WI, the Cudahy Water Utility will reschedule all previously cancelled appointments. 

We are always excited to share how the Cudahy Water Utility Plant operates and show students everything that goes into providing clean, safe water for our community. Here are some pictures of a field trip we recently hosted for Kosciuszko Elementary 5th Graders

Kozy 5th Gr Tour 10-15-19_1  Kozy 5th Gr Tour 10-15-19_2  kozy 5th Gr Tour 10-15-19_3

Toilet Leak MoneyDid You Know … 

The number one cause of indoor water loss comes from toilets. A stuck/open flapper can be caused by a bound up chain connecting the toilet flush handle or the flush handle getting stuck in the down position, resulting in a potential water loss of 200 gallons per hour.

If the float is set too high, water will run down the overflow tube in the toilet tank. A tube that is 1/4 inch in diameter can waste anywhere between 7,200 to 8,640 gallons per day.

To test your toilet for loss, place 5—6 drops of food coloring in the tank and wait about 10 minutes without flushing, then check the toilet bowl. If the dye color shows in the bowl, you may have water loss. 
  • How Cudahy's Water Rates Compare to Others - click here
  • If you use your bank's electronic "Bill Pay" option to pay your bi-monthly water bills, please make sure the billing address is updated and your full account number is Toilet-Cutawayincluded to ensure your payment is processed correctly; AND,
  • Make sure to review your water bill when you receive it - If your bill shows "0" Water Usage, you may have an out-of-order radio on your meter and the Water Utility is not receiving meter reads. This can result in a large "Catch Up" bill once it is discovered and repaired ... If you see Zero Use on your bill, contact the Water Utility, (414) 769-2237, to schedule a Meter Replacement appointment as soon as you can.
  • For more information on the city wide Automatic Meter Replacement (AMR), click here.

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