If you are having a water emergency, please dial (414) 471-8480.
What We Do
We supply the water that you use in Wauwatosa. We do this through the operation and maintenance of:
- Four pumping stations
- Seven water storage reservoirs
- 203 miles of water main
Source of Water
Our water comes from through a purchase agreement with the Milwaukee Water Works, who performs all the necessary water filtration, treatment, and pumping to our city limits.
Regulations & Uses
Our water complies with all federal and state drinking water quality regulations. We are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Our water rate structure is established under the guidance of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.
In addition to providing water for continuous daily demand by our residential, commercial, and industrial customers, we provide fire protection for the community by maintaining fire hydrants throughout the water distribution system.
Funding & Operation
The Wauwatosa Water Utility is a self-supporting enterprise fund with revenue coming from the sale of water and related services to our customers.
Water Service Lateral Insurance
It has come to our attention that some insurance companies have been mailing flyers out to some City of Wauwatosa property owners. The flyers describe how the customers are responsible for the repair of their water service laterals. The company proposes to provide repair or replacement coverage for leaking or broken water service laterals.
Property owners are responsible for their water service lateral from the curb stop valve outside (typically near the right of way line) into their house and past the water meter. Property owners are encouraged to check with their insurance company to see if repairs are already covered. Also, property owners considering coverage should carefully read the proposed terms of service coverage for what is actually covered.
We do not endorse any insurance company and are not affiliated in any way with these insurance companies nor their programs.