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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Best Practices for Lead Pipes and Homes in the Midwest

Mar 10

Best Practices for Lead Pipes and Homes in the Midwest

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 home to the street. Traditionally, replacing those pipes has been the responsibility of the...

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Pike Wild River and its Sheltering Wetlands

Feb 10

Pike Wild River and its Sheltering Wetlands

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 scenic qualities of the river. The Pike River watershed is made up of approximately 310...

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21st Annual Wetland Conference in Green Bay

Jan 15

21st Annual Wetland Conference in Green Bay

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, and enjoyment of wetlands...

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Phosphorus Reduction in the Great Lakes

Dec 21

Phosphorus Reduction in the Great Lakes

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. Phosphorus has long been recognized as the controlling factor in plant and algae growth in...

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