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.
Acres of green roofs, milestones in Greenseams, salmon navigating a rehabilitated river and more. See some of the MMSD highlights from last year.
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.
Take a video tour of MMSD's latest Greenseams purchase that links together 104 acres of land in Franklin, Wisconsin.
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.
A section of the Kinnickinnic River is shedding its concrete, making room for a safer, environmentally friendly design.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
MMSD's Household Hazardous Waste Program has kept millions of pounds out of the environment and Lake Michigan.
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.
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.
Video highlighting the wastewater treatment process, along with interesting facts about Water Quality.
Check out this video of how milorganite is made.