After more than three weeks of rain, the Milwaukee water department has officially declared a state of emergency.
The Milwaukee Water and Sewer Authority says that between 3,000 and 4,000 residents have been without water for more than a month, and the city is trying to contain the situation by restricting public access to the system.
The utility says it has begun distributing bottled water to residents who do not have water.
The water is not safe to drink and should not be used in residential areas.
The agency says the water supply for the city’s 2.5 million residents has been compromised due to the lack of drinking water.
Residents are forced to boil water or drink bottled water as their only option.
In response to the crisis, the mayor announced that he is going to ask the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to determine what happened to the water.
On Friday, the DNR said it would investigate the situation.
The mayor has also asked the state attorney general to take over the investigation, according to a statement from the mayor’s office.
The state attorney is handling the investigation into the water shortage, according the statement.
On Wednesday, Governor Scott Walker announced that the DWD had requested $6 million to help provide bottled water and other relief to Milwaukee’s residents.
Walker has said that the state will not accept donations to the Milwaukee Water Department.
The Milwaukee Water District is the water distribution authority for the county.