What's the Lynyrd Skymmr and just how much garbage did it collect in 2013? See for yourself.
More than a dozen police departments in Milwaukee County are collecting unused medicine throughout the year.
It’s a fisherman’s dream in the Milwaukee area. A concrete fish barrier, 1,000 feet long, is coming out of the Menomonee River, allowing salmon, trout, walleye and northern pike to migrate an additional 37 miles upstream.
They're the clean water detectives, using science to look for sources of pollution and solutions that help protect Lake Michigan. It's much more than test tubes and beakers. Check out what it's like to work in MMSD's laboratory.
Keep unused prescriptions out of the hands of people who abuse them and the environment. Find a collection site near you.
The District's proposed capital and operation and maintenance budgets for 2014 are available along with the public hearings schedule.
A portion of the Menomonee River in Milwaukee is being transformed from a concrete ditch to a naturalized river that will allow fish to swim another 37 miles upstream.
So you want to make a rain garden, but don't know how? See how to do it in a new video from MMSD.
Ten randomly chosen customers will get a pair of Milwaukee Bucks tickets at the State Fair Household Hazardous Waste Collection this Friday and Saturday.
Knock, Knock. The Doors are open this Saturday at MMSD's Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility in Milwaukee. Tour the clean water plant and see how Milorganite is made.
"I am a huge fan of this program and want to thank the young people who were smart enough to take advantage of this great opportunity,” said Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. “We need more opportunities like this for young people.”
Blue Notes from Kevin Shafer examines what the Deep Tunnel system has done for Lake Michigan, our rivers and the region.
It's not the only way to improve our rivers and Lake Michigan, but green infrastructure is a big part of the solution. Not sure what it is? Learn more and see what you can do.
It's a quick and easy process hooking up a MMSD rain barrel to your house. See for yourself and become part of the solution.
MMSD's Greanseams Program helps reduce the risk of future flooding by protecting sponge-like soils in the region. Take a video trip through one of the pristine properties with a farmer who used to own the land.
Contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found at low concentrations in southeast Wisconsin streams may be harmful to aquatic life, according to a study published today by the U.S. Geological Survey.
It's much more than FREE water by the barrel. MMSD's Rain Barrel Program is a fun way to help protect Lake Michigan.
Get a high efficiency, water saving toilet for $50 or $75 while supplies last.
More than three tons of unused medications will be destroyed, keeping them off the streets and out of waterways following a medicine collection at Miller Park on April 27, 2013, held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Safely dispose unused medicine from your home by bringing it to Medicine Collection Day on April 27, 2013.
MMSD is reporting the following information to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
A recap of information being submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regarding sewer overflows after heavy rain.
Register on-line for the 2013 Clean Rivers, Clean Lakes Conference at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
Start planning your rain garden now and apply for plants that are 50% lower than retail prices.
Design work will soon proceed on an estimated $3.1 million wetland project to cap an underwater Superfund site.
Acres of green roofs, milestones in Greenseams, salmon navigating a rehabilitated river and more. See some of the MMSD highlights from last year.
Apply now for 2013 funding for installing a green roof to help protect Lake Michigan. Green roofs help reduce the risk of basement backups, sewer overflows and water pollution. They also help provide savings on heating and cooling bills.
2013 funding is available for green infrastructure projects in the MMSD service area. Learn more and apply today...
The District's new discharge permit requires one million gallons of green infrastructure a year and much more.
The fertilizer "Made in Milwaukee" is taking the boys to work on January 4th, live at the Alterra Flushing Station.
Commissioners of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) today unanimously elected Fox Point Village President Michael West as Chair of the MMSD Commission for 2013 and Michal Ann Dawson as Vice Chair.
"Your experience and perspective are particularly valuable to the agency as we explore the ways in which national policy might affect state and local governments."
" The district benefits from long-term operational and capital planning, prudent financial and debt policies and practices and a tenured management team."
See what happens when you remove concrete from an urban river, reducing the risk of flooding and creating a more natural channel.
Low water levels in the river make it easy to spot some monster salmon heading upstream.
Ask installers, designers, and suppliers any questions you have about green roofs and the many benefits they provide. Also, find out how to apply for funding through...
Commissioners of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) today passed 2013 budgets that, combined, will cost the owner of a $200,000 home
The Clean Water Act turned 40 on October 18, 2012. How has it impacted the Milwaukee area? See some examples in Blue Notes with Kevin Shafer.
Take a video tour of MMSD's latest Greenseams purchase that links together 104 acres of land in Franklin, Wisconsin.
Once a year, people have the opportunity to tour Milwaukee landmarks and buildings that they wouldn't otherwise get to explore. See pictures of some of the 700 people that came to see the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility.
Take a tour of the 2,473 acres of Greenseams properties right from your computer.
Friday & Saturday, get rid of unused chemicals that you have around the home.
Learn more about how to reduce the risk of basement backups and sewer overflows on a new show called Building Wisconsin.
Get a great deal on a water saving, high efficiency toilet with MMSD's instant rebate program. Discounted toilets are only $50 or $75 plus tax.
Win tickets to see Lynyrd Skynyrd and a photo opportunity with the band by Milwaukee's Lynyrd Skymmr.
Do you dig history? Check out photos of Jones Island when it was a fishing village and construction pictures from the early 1900's. Also, see first hand how Milorganite is made.
You don’t have to get out of your car and there’s no charge to visit. Get rid of compact fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil, rechargeable batteries, and more at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) Household Hazardous Waste mobile collection...
Milorganite hit the 9 billion pound mark, enough fertilizer to wrap around the earth how many times?
A Milwaukee resident won a fantastic night on the town and three months of cable, Road Runner and digital phone for picking the winning name of MMSD's new skimmer, which is...
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District honors the following facilities for their efforts to protect the environment while contributing to the economic vitality of the region.
"...for a career of innovations aimed at implementing green infrastructure” to minimize pollution of the Milwaukee regional waterways."
Medicine Collection Day had more than 900 people show up to properly dispose unused medications, helping to keep drugs out of the hands of people who abuse them and out of our waterways.
The Clean Water America Alliance announced winners today of the 2012 U.S. Water Prize for watershed-based approaches toward water sustainability. “These six water champions are showing America how to innovate, integrate, and educate for water sustainability and economic success,
April 30th -- A full day of comprehensive water quality information, including workshops for engineers, residents, businesses, elected officials and representatives of government and nongovernmental organizations.
Do your part to help reduce water pollution by planting a rain garden with discounted plants from MMSD. Qualified recipients will also get a free 5lb bag of Milorganite
You don't even have to get out of your car to dispose household hazardous waste at State Fair Park on Friday and Saturday
Win a night out in downtown Milwaukee, Time Warner Cable and more in a contest to name MMSD's new river skimmer.
The premise of your March 2012 article "Sinking City" that blames MMSD's Deep Tunnel system for damaging some Milwaukee buildings' wood piles is ...
Apply now for funding in MMSD's 2012 Green Roof Program. Details and directions can be found here
"Our infrastructure investments help protect public health and local waterways, and a significant portion of the District's expenditures..."
Read January's Blue Notes with Kevin Shafer.
Reducing the risk of basement backups will take community-wide solutions, time and money. Improvements will not guarantee an end to basement backups, but doing nothing will make things worse.
Dear Santa: I hope you won't think I'm greedy, but I would like to add 352,827,081 more things to my list this year. Actually, it's one big present with a lot of parts for all my neighbors here in the Milwaukee area to...
A section of the Kinnickinnic River is shedding its concrete, making room for a safer, environmentally friendly design.
MMSD 2012 budgets, combined, will cost the average owner of a $200,000 home about ...
Get direct access to the MMSD boss with a new newsletter that you can sign up for free. Then, comment, ask questions or suggest topics for other stories on the District's Facebook page.
From downspouts to the dirt around your home, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk of water damage in your basement. Check it out.
Construction of a low-pressure pipeline is underway in Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties that will help save MMSD customers millions of dollars over 20 years.
Get a high efficiency, 1.5 gallon per minute, showerhead this Friday and Saturday by visiting...
See some of the rain gardens and native landscaping in Milwaukee that help reduce water pollution. Also, learn more at H2O Capture on the front page of our web site.
After six years of construction, MMSD's County Grounds Flood Management Project is ready to reduce the risk of flooding for homes and businesses in Wauwatosa and Milwaukee.
"Ironically, such public criticism of MMSD’s investments and performance runs counter to its reputation among national wastewater treatment experts..."
To reduce the risk of basement backups, MMSD had a combined sewer overflow following strong storms over two days.
See what you can do around the home to reduce the amount of water you use and help keep water out of your basement.
More than 1,400 people turned in unused medicine on April 30 at the 6th annual Medicine Collection Day at Miller Park.
Floods and powerful storms created a challenging year for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) in 2010. Check out some amazing footage and see some of the significant projects we worked on during the year.
The first 1,200 people that drop off unused prescriptions at Medicine Collection Day...
MMSD Commissioners unanimously approved a 10 year program to reduce the risk of basement backups in homes and businesses throughout the region.
Help reduce the risk of basement backups and water pollution by planting a rain garden this spring. MMSD's rain garden program offers reduced priced plants grown in the State of Wisconsin.
Beginning April 1, 2011, our Household Hazardous Waste Program will have new hours at two collection facilities that are open all year long.
MMSD taxpayers benefit from Build America Bonds and Strong credit ratings for the District.
Commissioners of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) today...
On the heels of devestating summer floods, Commissioners of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) today approved...
To reduce the risk of flooding around your home and basement backups in your home, try one or more of these:
Nearly $4 million in federal funding coming to Milwaukee to help restore the Great Lakes.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) today secured two decades of green energy that will save its customers tens of millions of dollars and benefit the environment.
FEMA and Wisconsin Emergency Management have been made aware of fraudulent text messages being sent to Grant and Milwaukee County residents who are recovering from severe storms.
See the Kinnickinnic River racing through its concrete channel after heavy rain in the Milwaukee area. Several strong storms in June, combined, produced up to 10 inches of rain at one of the District's rain gauges.
What to do and backup reporting form info.
Coming September 15, 2010 ...sign up now for a full day of water quality work shops and information at the 7th Annual Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference.
A recap of the intense rain and flooding that resulted in sewer overflows and basement backups.
Follow up information on intense rain that hit the Milwaukee area, resulting in sewer overflows.
Falk employs hundreds of people in the Milwaukee area, but is prone to flooding during heavy downpours. The federal government recently granted $2.3 million to help reduce the risk of flooding at Falk and make hundreds of jobs more secure.
Did you know that the average family of four produces 2,000 pounds of food scraps a year? You can put those scraps to work for you and your wallet if you're an MMSD customer.
Help reduce the risk of sewer overflows, basement backups and polluted stormwater runoff, sign up now for the 100 gallon challenge.
Residents of Milwaukee County recently turned in thousands of pounds of unused medicine that will
MMSD's Deep Tunnel system is now 27 million gallons larger, further reducing the risk of sewer overflows and basement backups in the Milwaukee area.
From mining a new Deep Tunnel, cleaning 72 billion gallons of water and purchasing our 2,000th acre of water absorbing soil, we got a lot done in 2009 at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Check it out!
How much water do you pay for at home that ends up leaking down the drain? It's about 12% to 14% for the average house in the United States according the Environmental Protection Agency.
Take a tour of a Greenseams property and see what water absorbing soils look like in a NEW video that explains what the program is all about.
You may be eligable to get rid of unused medication all year long if your police department is one of 10 taking part in a new program.
A new way of collecting unused medication in Milwaukee County is off to a promising start with residents turning in 584 pounds of old meds at five participating police stations.
MMSD's Household Hazardous Waste Program has kept millions of pounds out of the environment and Lake Michigan.
MMSD Commissioners passes 2010 budgets that, combined, will cost most residential customers, on average, an additional $4.61 next year compared to 2009.
For 30 years, we've collected water quality samples on Lake Michigan and local rivers, creating one of the largest water quality data bases in the Great lakes. Take a voyage with us on the Pelagos.
The International Joint Commission included a write up on MMSD and the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust in its most recent report on the Great Lakes.
Three public hearings are scheduled for review of the District's 2010 proposed budgets. View dates, times, both proposed budgets, and an executive summary.
Get rid of household chemicals properly at MMSD's Household Hazardous Waste collection at State Fair Park October 16 and 17.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s 2035 Vision and Strategic Objectives Revised December 16, 2010
New road construction in the Village of Greendale includes a quarter mile of green infrastrucure that will filter polluted runoff from nearby yards, parking lots and streets.
Establishing a trust fund for U.S. water infrastructure is a high priority as MMSD Executive Director Kevin Shafer becomes president of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA).
The 6th Annual Watershed Planning Conference—targeting the Greater Milwaukee Watersheds, from the Northern Kettle Moraine south to Union Grove, from the Subcontinental Divide east to Lake Michigan, and points in between.
Construction at the redevelopment of the former Pabst Brewery includes green infrastructure that will slow down hundreds of thousands of gallons of rainwater runoff to the combined sewers of milwaukee.
Commissioners unanimously elect new chair and vice chair for the MMSD governing board.
Dregging is underway on a stretch of the Kinnickinnic River in Milwaukee to remove and safely dispose toxic chemicals.
Green roofs and rain gardens funded to help protect Lake Michigan.
MMSD plans to harness the energy from landfill gas to run it's Jones Island Water Reclemation Facility, saving customers an estimated $148 million over 20 years.
Family Science Day is being held in association with the "In Celebration of Trees Event" (ICOT). In addition to the ICOT activities, Family Science Day will feature family tours of the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility and loads of great, hands-on activities for children of all ages on Saturday, April 25th.
More than 3,000 people turned in tons of unused medication, helping protect our rivers and lakes and reducing the risk of childhood poisonings and substance abuse.
THIS FRIDAY and SATURDAY, safely get rid of the hazardous waste from your garage, basement or home at the first mobile collection of the year.
The American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC) recognized HNTB and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) with a 2009 Engineering Excellence Award for its work on MMSD’s 2020 Facilities Plan project.
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is pleased that $6 billion for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) was included in draft legislation unveiled by the House Appropriations Committee today to help boost the economy.
American Rivers and its partners have identified 10 ready-to-go projects in Wisconsin worth $100 million that would create jobs, help jumpstart the economy, provide cleaner water and boost natural flood protection.
Video highlighting the wastewater treatment process, along with interesting facts about Water Quality.
Most customers to pay less than $20 more in 2009 compared to 2008 bills.
See what it's like 300 feet underground where workers are mining a new Deep Tunnel in bedrock with a massive boring machine.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is taking public comments on proposed improvements to MMSD's water reclamation facilities.
All the basics you need to know about how MMSD works and efforts underway to proect Lake Michigan.
You can help protect Lake Michigan and save money, water and energy by simply conserving water. Be part of the solution.
Milwaukee and Waukesha County residents can now apply for federal disaster assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
If you experienced a basement backup due to all the heavy rain, click here to find out what you should do to make sure you clean up safely.
You're part of the solution. Get involved in a new regional partnership and find out what you can do to help protect our rivers and Lake Michigan.
Miners have started carving out a two-mile long expansion of the Deep Tunnel system to reduce the risk of basement backups and sewage overflows
Never flush or pour unused medicine down the drain. Bring it to a "Medicine Collection Day."
Back to back storms on April 8 and 10 delivered more than two and three inches of rain throughout the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) service area that covers 411 square miles. The following information is being sent to the Wisconsin DNR regarding sewer overflows from the regional sewer system.
The following information is being sent to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regarding the storms that delivered more than two to three inches of rain throughout the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) service area on April 8th and 10th, 2008.
Groups or individuals who reside in any community served by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) can now apply for reduced-cost plants to help increase the number of rain gardens in the area.
Come join us at Discovery World for an important watershed planning conference targeting the Greater Milwaukee Watersheds from the Northern Kettle Moraine, South to Union Grove, and from the Subcontinental Divide east to Lake Michigan, and points in between.
Family tours of the Jones Island Reclamation Facility (JI) are being offered as part of the Family Science Day sponsored by the Wisconsin Elementary and Middle-Level Science Teachers (WEST).
From rain barrels to properly disposing household hazardous waste, find out how to be part of the solution.
Two environmental groups are forcing the district to spend more tax money defending a lawsuit that’s been dismissed two times by a federal judge.
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Commissioners today unanimously elected Preston Cole as chair of the 11-member governing body that runs the District.
A private firm is expected to save MMSD customers $35 million for a 10 year contract to operate and maintain the District's treatment plants, sewers and Deep Tunnels.
Check out this video of how milorganite is made.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's Household Hazardous Waste collection starts Friday, October 12th, 2007. Milwaukee County residents can save money, water and energy with a low-flow showerhead, free to the first 85 customers at the State Fair Park collection site.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's Greenseams program receives national honor for outstanding achievement in greenways preservation.
MMSD is currently putting together its budgets (capital and operations & maintenance) for 2008 and your input is encouraged. Four public hearings are scheduled at District headquarters, 260 W. Seeboth St., Milwaukee, WI.
Forecasters say another two to three inches of rain may fall on the four to six inches already saturating the ground since August 17. Reduce the risk of basement backups and sewage overflows by using less water over the next few days.
The majority of parks that received fertilizer with PCBs have reopened after soil testing found no PCBs, or low levels (under 0.3 parts per million). Soil samples revealed no detectable levels at 16 of 30 parks tested.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is investigating how and where PCBs entered the sewer system, contaminating fertilizer that was spread on isolated areas within five Milwaukee County Parks. The Wisconsin DNR is also investigating the source of the PCBs.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD) are advising residents to avoid using areas in several Milwaukee County Parks because they were treated with fertilizer on July 5th, 2007 that was later found to be contaminated with PCBs.
Hundreds of people dropped off more than a ton of expired prescriptions and unused over-the-counter medicine on June 9, 2007 at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) special one-day collection.
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Commissioners today saved taxpayers about $5.5 million by refinancing $96 million in general obligation bonds. In preparation for the bond sale, MMSD received a ‘AAA’ bond rating, the highest ever, from Fitch Ratings.
The students from Vieau Elementary School volunteered to help make people aware of a safe and proper way to dispose old drugs. Their volunteer work is part of an after school program called Civic Leaders, which is supervised by students from Alverno College.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is forwarding the following information on recent sewer overflows that occurred on April 3rd and 4th, 2007 to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
To further reduce the risk of basement backups and sewer overflows, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is increasing the size of the Deep Tunnel system by 27 million gallons with an $81 million extension.
Part of MMSD’s $1 billion Overflow Reduction Plan, the Harbor Siphons project will deliver most of the wastewater that is cleaned at the Jones Island Wastewater Treatment Plant.
2006 will go into the record books for Greenseams land conservation efforts in the Milwaukee area.
The four-lane bridge currently has one lane of traffic open in each direction. All lanes are expected to be open in late spring or early summer 2007.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) extends its deepest sympathy to the families, friends and coworkers of those killed or injured today by the tragic explosion at the Falk Corporation. MMSD does have sewer infrastructure under and near the Falk property. So far, no damage from the explosion is visible or apparent.
Rain gardens help protect the health of our rivers and Lake Michigan by capturing storm water. Groups or individuals who reside in any community served by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) can now apply for reduced-cost plants to help increase the number of rain gardens in the area.
More than 1,000 acres of land will forever remain natural areas to improve regional flood management and water quality protection under the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) “Greenseams” land-conservation program.
Commissioners of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) today approved 2007 budgets that limit increases in the amount of money collected from customers to 2% for user charges and 3% for the tax levy. The average 2007 user charge bill for a single family home is $83.36.
Pouring fats, oils and grease down the drain can cost you big money for plumbing repairs and cause sewer overflows.
Join the National Park Service, WDNR, City of Milwaukee, UWM Community Design Solutions, Groundwork Milwaukee, and the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center for the Kinnickinnic River Trail Charette (design workshop) scheduled for Wednesday, October 25th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is out with proposed 2007 budgets that limit spending increases and continue to fund necessary projects in a court approved $900 million Overflow Reduction Plan and also prepare for energy-related cost increases beginning in 2008.
Free rain garden workshop this Saturday, July 22, 2006. 40 homeowners and 6 organizations from 10 communities in Milwaukee County will also be picking up the plants which were awarded under the Lake Michigan Rain Gardens Initiative.
You can reduce the risk of basement backups and sewer overflows by using less water at home and work. We each use about 65 gallons of water a day. If all of MMSD’s customers used just 10 gallons less water a day, we could reduce usage by 11 million gallons.
More than three inches of rain in two hours overwhelmed isolated areas of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) sewer system, leading to two separate sewer overflows on Sunday evening. Despite the intense cells that poured over the southern half of the District, no overflows occurred from the Deep Tunnel or combined sewer area.
The Milwaukee Northwest Side Relief Sewer was recently named a Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association (APWA). The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, managing agency, along with primary contractor Shea-Kenny Joint Venture and primary consultant Black & Veatch Corporation will be presented with the award.
The $84 million Milwaukee County Grounds Flood Management Project is about to get underway.
To help reduce the risks of sewer overflows and flooding, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) with assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently purchased 29 acres of land in Mequon for the District’s “Greenseams” land-conservation program. MMSD’s program targets the Menomonee River, Milwaukee River, Oak Creek and Root River Watersheds.
Get free water by the barrel and a free water efficient shower head (first 100 orders) when you order a 55 gallon rain barrel from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD). Rain barrels can be ordered on the District’s web site.
With more than two inches of rain possible between tonight and tomorrow night, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) reminds its customers that you can help protect Lake Michigan and reduce the risk of basement backups and sewer overflows by using less water when there’s heavy rain. The “Every Drop Counts” water-conservation campaign is one of many solutions to help protect our rivers and lakes.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) kicks off its 2006 Household Hazardous Waste mobile collection on April 21, 2006 at State Fair Park. It’s a great time for spring cleaning in Milwaukee County with multiple places to properly dispose of harmful chemicals from your home this Friday and Saturday. (For Milwaukee County Residents ONLY)
Milwaukee County residents and groups can now apply for greatly-reduced-cost plants to help increase the number of rain gardens in the area. Interested groups need to fill out and submit a short application form by May 12, 2006.
The public is invited to open houses on April 10th and 12th, 2006 to help prioritize what will be needed in 2020 to protect and improve the region’s waterways. Input will be used to draft a final plan at the end of 2006.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is reporting the following information to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regarding two overflows that occurred from the District’s sewer system on 4/3/06.
The following information is being provided to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regarding overflows that occurred on 3/13/06 from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) sewer system.
Updates on the following projects: Hart Park Flood Management Project, State Street Construction and 72nd, St. Charles & Milwaukee Ave. Construction.
Intense rain last night brought a surge of heavy flows into MMSD’s sewer system. To prevent sewage from backing up into area homes and businesses, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) began a combined sewer overflow at 3:30 a.m. on 3/13/06. A separate sewer overflow has also been confirmed into Lake Michigan near Bay View Park.
A new feature on the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) web site allows you to see whether a sewage overflow from MMSD’s sewer system is occurring in a specific river or directly to Lake Michigan. You can find the new overflow advisory site within the “Storm Update” pages of the District’s web site.
There’s a new, central location for Milwaukee County residents to get rid of harmful household chemicals at the City of Milwaukee Self Help Station, 3879 West Lincoln Avenue.
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Commissioners today voted to provide $10 million in future user charge rate relief. A contract was also approved that immediately saves taxpayers $1 million.
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Commissioners today elected Milwaukee State Representative Pedro Colón as chair of the 11-member governing body that runs the District.
More than 2,000 home and business owners will no longer have to pay for flood insurance after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the City of Milwaukee approve revised floodplain maps for Lincoln Creek in Milwaukee. Approval is expected on November 15, 2005.
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Commissioners today unanimously approved a 2006 capital budget that increases the tax levy by two percent above the 2005 capital budget levy.
MMSD Commission Chair Jeannette Bell, West Allis Mayor has issued the following statement.
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Commission Chair and West Allis Mayor Jeannette Bell issued the following statement today on behalf of MMSD after learning that Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager intends to go ahead with plans to file a lawsuit against the District taxpayers.
Strong storms produced up to 3.94 inches of rain in the combined sewer area on September 25. MMSD captured and treated approximately 1.5 billion gallons of wastewater and rain. The Deep Tunnel captured 423 million gallons of wastewater that would have spilled into area waterways.
Heavy rain over the weekend led to a combined sewer overflow that started at 9:45 p.m. on 9/25/05. This is the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) first sewer overflow of 2005. MMSD rain gauges showed up to four inches of rain in the combined sewer area.
Milwaukee County residents can help protect Lake Michigan two ways this October by picking up their free water-efficient showerhead, while supplies last, when dropping off household hazardous waste at the final mobile collection of 2005.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) today released its proposed 2006 budgets that fully support overflow reduction, flood management, and long-range planning efforts.
Regional flood management and water quality protection efforts received a significant boost with the recent purchase of 72 acres of land in the City of Mequon through the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) Conservation Plan. Located northeast of Donges Bay and Granville Roads, the Little Menomonee River and Pigeon Creek run through the property.
Questions & answers and contact information.
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Commissioners today elected West Allis Mayor Jeannette Bell as chair of the 11-member governing body that runs the District. An MMSD Commissioner for 5 years, Bell has also served as a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1982 to 1995. She’s held the position of Mayor of West Allis since 1996.
A national environmental group focused on protecting and restoring rivers has presented the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD) Dave Fowler with a 2005 River Hero Award for outstanding watershed protection efforts.
It is now estimated that last year’s massive combined sewer overflow was 1.2 billion gallons, not the 4.1 billion gallons originally reported in May 2004 by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD).
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Commissioner Dennis Grzezinski, an environmental attorney, has been awarded a 2005 National Environmental Achievement Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA).
Plans are again moving forward on the Milwaukee County Grounds flood management basin project that will reduce the threat of flooding in Wauwatosa and Milwaukee, communities that sustained millions of dollars in flooding damage in 1997 and 1998.
With two inches of rain possible between now and Friday night, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) reminds its customers that you can help protect Lake Michigan and reduce the risk of a sewer overflow by using less water when there’s heavy rain.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) today purchased 51.7 acres of land in the Village of Germantown for $517,100 to reduce flooding risks in the region, specifically the Menomonee River watershed. The property is located near Pleasant View Road and Lovers Lane.
With the purchase of nearly 50 acres in the Village of Germantown, MMSD’s latest Conservation Plan property becomes one of the many tools needed to help guard against flooding and sewer overflows.
Milwaukee County residents who want to do their part to help protect Lake Michigan can get a free water-efficient showerhead, while supplies last, when dropping off their household hazardous waste at the first mobile collection of 2005.
A new regional water conservation program that kicked off today is one of the many tools needed to help reduce sewer overflows and basement backups. “Every Drop Counts” offers simple ways for people to help out at home or work by using less water when there is heavy rain.
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) Commissioners today took the final step in creating a management salary plan that will save millions of dollars.
The Conservation Plan, a tool needed for reducing sewer overflows, acquired 221 acres of land in 2004, raising the total number of acres purchased under the program to 594 since 2001. All properties will forever remain natural areas that continue to protect water quality while reducing flooding in areas expected to have major growth over the next 20 years.