According to WISN Milwaukee on August 4th:

For the second time in just over a year, a water line break flooded a Milwaukee church, and now, the church may be getting a double dose of bad news.

Water burst up through the sidewalk Monday and appeared to come right out of the brick walls of the Greater Philadelphia Church of God in Christ.

Petra Sorenson was at work in the adjacent day care center.

“I could hear it. It was a rumbling sound from what sounded like under the concrete,” Sorenson said.

“It’s coming out of the building, but a vast majority of it is going back downstairs into the basement,” church facilities manager Aaron Blackhawk said.

For the church, it was an all-too-familiar experience. It was just over a year ago that a water main break caused extensive flood damage to the same building.

“We had just spent over $40,000 repairing the basement that got blown out,” Blackhawk said.

WISN 12 News was told the damage is not as extensive as last time but will still mean costly repairs.

To compound the problem for the church, the city said it wasn’t a water main break at all. It was a break in a service line on the owner’s property, making it the owner’s responsibility.

No one is sure yet what the impact will be on the church outreach center and the people it serves.

“We really don’t know what we’re going to do,” Blackhawk said.

The Milwaukee Department of Public Works said there is no connection between last year’s water main break and this new service line break except that it’s all part of the same aging infrastructure.