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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

The initiative, called Rain Check, is a citywide effort to educate businesses and homeowners about how water-smart landscaping can protect water quality. Rain Check will offer a variety of programs and resources, including a downspout disconnect/rain barrel program. Rain Check’s campaign development was made possible...