Eau Claire’s Newly Devised Wastewater Methodology

Jul 11

Eau Claire’s Newly Devised Wastewater Methodology

Many wastewater treatment facilities are experiencing the need to expand due to the ever growing population. The Eau Claire Wastewater Treatment Plant is one of these facilities. A plan for the plant- which was devised years ago, suggested adding an activated sludge process with biological phosphorus removal capability to meet increasing demand and adhere to new...

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Milwaukee Volunteers Work Together for Greener Infrastructures

Jun 20

Milwaukee Volunteers Work Together for Greener Infrastructures

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 planted 16 rain gardens of more than 1,500 square feet...

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Milwaukee’s Agenda To Replace Lead Pipes: Work Together

May 18

Milwaukee’s Agenda To Replace Lead Pipes: Work Together

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 the city has about 40 percent of the state’s lead service lines, under the program, a...

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Green Bay’s Lambeau Field: An Impressive Sewer Scenario

Apr 26

Green Bay’s Lambeau Field: An Impressive Sewer Scenario

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 double its original size. The Lambeau Field sewer storage system operates...

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Madison and Milwaukee, Pipes and Sewer Metamorphosis

Apr 12

Madison and Milwaukee, Pipes and Sewer Metamorphosis

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 pioneer in the plight against lead pipes. Well over a decade ago, Madison began a new approach to...

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