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The city of Milwaukee has been growing and innovating since it became a city in 1846. As Milwaukee transformed into a residential mainstay, sewer systems became part of the industrial city’s first accomplishments; with the construction of the first sewer more than 130 years ago....

Cities all across Milwaukee are becoming more and more adept at what do and when, when a sewer overflow occurs, and how to prepare in advance.  Recently, the residents of Eau Claire sustained a massive sewer overflow from a broken pipeline. Approximately 100 million gallons...

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...

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 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....

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...

Did you know that Milwaukee is known as a UN Global Compact City? It is!  This is a recognition that stems from its innovation in the water sector. The UN Global Compact works with business to transform our world, aiming to create a sustainable and inclusive...

Summer is indeed here in all its glory.  We know that means rainfall is here, too.  In fact, in many parts of the country we have had record setting storms.  Precipitation can heavily contribute to an overloaded sewer system.  As a nation, we have over...

Many of us are experiencing a rainy season now that summer is in full swing.  Along with the sunny delights and fanfare this time of year brings, there is also a need to think about the proper functioning of our drainage systems where we live. ...