Milwaukee’s Practices for Sewer Assignment: Stay the Course

Jun 27

Milwaukee’s Practices for Sewer Assignment: Stay the Course

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 practices to be continuously effective, policies, procedures and even creative guidelines...

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Milwaukee Systematically Reinvents Sewer System with Prioritized Projects

May 09

Milwaukee Systematically Reinvents Sewer System with Prioritized Projects

The city of Milwaukee is seeing an increase in economic growth and support from a project to rebuild a large sewer. The rehabilitation involves a 48-inch combined sewer pipe, built nearly fifty years ago. The pipe runs under East Michigan Street and North Lincoln Memorial Drive. The city is currently in need of several other infrastructure renewals which are being...

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Milwaukee’s Sewer System: a Timeline of Progression and Service

Mar 02

Milwaukee’s Sewer System: a Timeline of Progression and Service

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. At which time wastewater poured directly into Lake Michigan and the rivers. When the...

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Milwaukee Keeps an Eye on Loopholes in Sewer Coverages

Dec 13

Milwaukee Keeps an Eye on Loopholes in Sewer Coverages

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 of sewage ran into the Chippewa River, creating an extensive work order for the city.  Since...

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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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