Residents deserve better treatment after Hawley Road water main break
On December 28, 2019 near West Dixon Street and South Hawley Road, a 16-inch water main break occurred causing significant flooding to the area. The water main break caused South Hawley Road to shut down for two weeks, and led to significant property damage impacting automobiles in a nearby parking lot and homeowners in the neighborhood. The incident caused dozens of residents to file claims with the City. The result of the Milwaukee Water Works investigation did not indicate that Milwaukee Water Works could or should have been aware of pipe failure prior to water surfacing, and as such the City Attorney’s Office will begin to notify residents that their property damage claims are being denied.
Those wishing to appeal the City’s decision may do so by sending a written statement requesting a hearing within 21 days of the postmarked date of their denial letter to the Milwaukee City Clerk, 200 East Wells Street, Room 205; Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202. Residents should include a photocopy of their letter’s envelope, showing the postmark, and retain the original in the event further proof is needed.
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