Live Demonstrations

During recent street reconstruction in Madison, Wisconsin, professionals with a local water utility company found a century-old water main. In the early 1900s, crews had installed the very first section of water main beneath Monroe Street in Madison, connecting a short, two-block stretch of homes...

There are many best practices when it comes to the Wastewater Collection System in the neighborhoods of Milwaukee and the city as a whole. Included in the demonstration of this are the sewer pipelines, water mains, equipment, and architecture. In order for communication of these...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

For Milwaukee residents, this was a long awaited event.  It's called the annual Doors Open Milwaukee event and this year, the most curious of minds had a chance to peek into the largest wastewater treatment lab in the state of Wisconsin: The Jones Island Water...