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The City of Milwaukee has formed an alliance of dedicated volunteers on a path toward protecting the area's waterways. Where storm water flowed into streets, overwhelming local sewers, residents on Milwaukee neighborhoods have planted rows of vegetables and gardens of native flowers. Volunteers have also...

The cost of replacing a lead service line can vary depending on its length, how deep it is buried, and factors like the price of copper, but replacing just the homeowner's side can average about $3,000. Milwaukee has an estimated 70,000 lead service lines. While...

Constructed in 1957, City Stadium (now known as Lambeau Field) has hosted numerous historic football events, including three league championships, and played a significant role in the development of the Green Bay Packers football legend. Lambeau Field has a seating capacity of 72,601, more than...

Before the mid-20th century, the pipes used to connect homes to water mains were almost always made of lead. Madison ended that practice in 1928. Today, those old water pipes remain in use in just about every major city, except Madison.  Madison has been somewhat of a...

Lead pipes are a matter of contention, especially in older cities of the Midwest. While many cities have implemented programs to replace lead pipes in their own water systems, there is still reason for concern. The replacements in many cases don’t include the line from...

The Pike River is one of only four state designated wild rivers.  There is walk-in access only, no motorized vehicles, no stream alterations, no maintained trails, few developed parking lots or canoe put-ins, and no camping. These rules are intended to preserve the wild and...

Wisconsin’s Wetland Association (WWA) is hosting a 2-day wetland science conference on February 23rd-25th. This year's conference builds on a two-decade long tradition of regional collaboration to protect the region's wetlands. This conference is hosted by WWA, a statewide non-profit dedicated to the protection, restoration,...

The Great Lakes contain 20 percent of the world’s available fresh surface water supply. Because of that, the Great Lakes are critical to the health and welfare of all the Great Lakes states. Effective management of both wetland and water quantity and quality is necessary....

The initiative, called Rain Check, is a citywide effort to educate businesses and homeowners about how water-smart landscaping can protect water quality. Rain Check will offer a variety of programs and resources, including a downspout disconnect/rain barrel program. Rain Check’s campaign development was made possible...

Residents of downtown Milwaukee are eager to be a part of the water district’s newest implementation, The Global Water Center (GWC). Milwaukee is a hub for more than 200 major water companies and is making above average strides in technology.  Milwaukee’s Water Council (MWC), which...