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DPW Milwaukee Milwaukee DPW ~ Enriching Lives

We contribute to the quality of life and economic development of Milwaukee in many ways. We provide the cleanest, safest water in the country; we foster the growth and beauty of our urban forest and boulevards to the envy of others around the country; and we complete sewer, water and paving projects on or ahead of schedule. At any hour, we plow snow to keep our streets safe for passage; we also provide reliable and efficient garbage and recycling collection.

On location at the Drop Off Center with @ChristinaVanZelstTV. We'll be talking live with @fox6now all morning. As of tod...
05/17/2020

On location at the Drop Off Center with @ChristinaVanZelstTV. We'll be talking live with @fox6now all morning. As of today the Centers are now on Sunday!

05/16/2020

🚧West Lincoln Avenue from 35th Street to 43rd Street will be closed Monday for a high impact paving project. There will be short-term closures of the 43rd Street Intersection while North/South traffic on 35th Street will remain open. The two-day project will pause Tuesday, resume on Wednesday. Local access to businesses will be maintained both days.

The project staging will accommodate Wednesday business to the Drop Off Center when customers will need to enter DOC from the east (35th Street direction).

This project will affect MCTS bus service. Route 53 (Lincoln Ave) will detour via Burnham Street. Details and updates can be found at www.ridemcts.com. 🚧

Remember to practice proper physical distancing while enjoying the trails.
05/15/2020

Remember to practice proper physical distancing while enjoying the trails.

05/15/2020
City of Milwaukee Health Department

City of Milwaukee Health Department

#MKEHealth #MovingMilwaukeeForward

City of Milwaukee Releases New Order
Updated Version Closely Mirrors County Order

MILWAUKEE— In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Governor Evers’ Stay-at-Home order, the City of Milwaukee Health Department created a new order that prioritizes the health and safety of their residents.

These order was created based on recommendations from public health officials. In preparation for reopening, public health officials will work with local business owners to establish guidelines and safety measures to build the trust of patrons and minimize the spread of COVID-19.

“Everybody’s goal is to reopen the economy. But, we have seen what has happened in other parts of this country and we have seen what has happened in other parts of the world, where you have had a rush to reopen things,” said Mayor Tom Barrett. “What you ended up with was more death and more suffering. And, that is exactly what we want to avoid.”

COVID-19 is present in every municipality across Milwaukee County, and public health experts warn that additional surges in cases, hospitalizations and deaths are a reality moving forward. Social distancing has been a necessary step in allowing health care systems to build capacity, increase testing and tracing ability and develop a plan for moving forward.

In developing the local plan, Moving Milwaukee Forward, health officials considered the following criteria:
rate of spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin; the health care capacity to meet the needs of the state; the testing, contact tracing, and isolation capacity in the state; the availability of personal protective equipment for health care workers, first responders, and other public servants that are required to perform face-to-face services; and the economic needs of Wisconsin and Wisconsinites.

All residents are encouraged to remain diligent in following guidelines to decrease the spread of COVID-19: staying home with family, wash hands and surfaces often, keep six feet or more away from others in public spaces, not meet in groups of any size and cover your nose and mouth with a mask or cloth.

Updated information on prevention, outreach and key statistics related to COVID-19 can be found at milwaukee.gov/Coronavirus

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https://city.milwaukee.gov/Order1MovingMilwaukeeForward

Milwaukee Water Works urges building owners to flush the water system before reopening a building that’s been vacated or...
05/14/2020
Guide to Safe Reopening Buildings

Milwaukee Water Works urges building owners to flush the water system before reopening a building that’s been vacated or underused.

We are advising customers to flush stale water from building water systems and take other action as they reopen after low- or no use of the water. Follow CDC and EPA guidelines. Find more information here.

05/14/2020
DPW Milwaukee

Traffic signals at Fond du Lac, 60th Street and Congress are back operating. We Energies continues to make repairs but was able to reconfigure electrical service to those signals.

Temporary stop signs were put in place today (Wednesday) at the intersections of W. Fond du lac Avenue and N. 60th St., W. Fond du lac Avenue and W. Congress St., and N. 60th St. and W. Congress St.

A We Energies manhole unexpectedly collapsed in the roadway requiring immediate repair. Electric service to the aforementioned traffic signals have been disabled. The utility anticipates repairs will take up to two days.

Traffic backups may occur so please plan ahead when traveling through this location.

05/13/2020

Temporary stop signs were put in place today (Wednesday) at the intersections of W. Fond du lac Avenue and N. 60th St., W. Fond du lac Avenue and W. Congress St., and N. 60th St. and W. Congress St.

A We Energies manhole unexpectedly collapsed in the roadway requiring immediate repair. Electric service to the aforementioned traffic signals have been disabled. The utility anticipates repairs will take up to two days.

Traffic backups may occur so please plan ahead when traveling through this location.

We are excited to announce that beginning this weekend, the Drop Off Centers will now be open Tuesday-SUNDAY 7AM-3PM. Ch...
05/12/2020

We are excited to announce that beginning this weekend, the Drop Off Centers will now be open Tuesday-SUNDAY 7AM-3PM. Check milwaukee.gov/dropoff for disposal guidelines, residency/property ownership requirements, and any service updates. #springcleaning

City of Milwaukee Health Department
05/12/2020
City of Milwaukee Health Department

City of Milwaukee Health Department

#MKEHealth Due to the significant response to the National Guard testing sites the location of the midtown site as been reconfigured. The address for mapping purposes is: 5825 W. Hope Ave, Milwaukee WI 53216. There will be signs in place to help the public navigate the location. https://www.bing.com/maps?q=5825+w+hope+ave+milwaukee%2C+wi+53216&form=EDGTCT&qs=PF&cvid=6cbae680dcd24084b09a965534568478&cc=US&setlang=en-US&plvar=0

We're anticipating a phased roll out of our #ActiveStreets locations over the next few weeks. Live on or near one of the...
05/12/2020

We're anticipating a phased roll out of our #ActiveStreets locations over the next few weeks. Live on or near one of the streets and want to get some fresh air and exercise? ✏️Sign up to volunteer as a monitor one day a week! https://activestreets.mailchimpsites.com/volunteer

05/11/2020

West Lincoln Avenue between South 5th Street to South 6th Street will be closed to traffic Tuesday, May 12, starting at 7:00 a.m. This closure will allow the contractor to resurface the road with asphalt as part of the Chase Avenue Project. We anticipate the road opening up by mid-afternoon.

This work will affect MCTS bus service. Route 53 (Lincoln Ave) will detour via Becher Street during construction. Details and updates can be found at www.ridemcts.com.

05/11/2020

Paving project on North Hopkins Street (35th Street to Hampton Avenue) begins tomorrow (Tue) through Wed. This stretch of Hopkins will fully close at 6 am them reopen for evening traffic. Hampton remains open the whole time. Milwaukee County Transit System Route 35 will detour via Sherman Blvd. Transit details can be found at www.ridemcts.com.

City of Milwaukee Health Department
05/11/2020

City of Milwaukee Health Department

#MKEHealth #COVID19

05/11/2020

🚧 North Broadway between East St. Paul Avenue to East Buffalo Street will fully close to traffic today (Monday) at 2:30 p.m to Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Parking will not be permitted. Closure is need to excavate and restore pavement from previous water work.🚧

Excited to announce our Active Streets initiative in partnership with Milwaukee County Parks to create more space to wal...
05/08/2020

Excited to announce our Active Streets initiative in partnership with Milwaukee County Parks to create more space to walk, bike, and run!
➡️ https://milwaukee.gov/activestreets

The latest numbers show a big jump! Remember to stay 6 ft from others & don't gather in groups during #saferathome.
05/08/2020

The latest numbers show a big jump! Remember to stay 6 ft from others & don't gather in groups during #saferathome.

No Water, No Coffee. But wait! Great Water, Great Coffee. Celebrate American Water Works Association National Drinking W...
05/08/2020

No Water, No Coffee. But wait! Great Water, Great Coffee. Celebrate American Water Works Association National Drinking Water Week with a cup of your favorite joe #DrinkingWaterWeek

Great Water, Great Beer. Raise a pint to toast Milwaukee water during Drinking Water Week. 🍻 #GreatWaterGreatBeer #Drink...
05/07/2020

Great Water, Great Beer. Raise a pint to toast Milwaukee water during Drinking Water Week. 🍻 #GreatWaterGreatBeer #DrinkingWaterWeek

Reminder: MKE Parks playgrounds throughout the City of Milwaukee are closed. Please do not use the equipment. Parks rema...
05/07/2020

Reminder: MKE Parks playgrounds throughout the City of Milwaukee are closed. Please do not use the equipment. Parks remain open and we urge visitors to maintain social distancing.

05/06/2020
Training for a Career in Water

👷👷‍♀️👨‍💻Would you like to work for water? Here are our favorite tech schools and colleges for degree programs in water and wastewater.
⬇️ #DrinkingWaterWeek

Proud to be a partner in this prominent project!
05/06/2020
Downtown gets new wayfinding signs ahead of big tourism events

Proud to be a partner in this prominent project!

VISIT Milwaukee, Milwaukee Downtown, Business Improvement District (BID) #21 and the City of Milwaukee have partnered to install new wayfinding signage around Downtown to help direct pedestrians to landmarks like The Pabst Theater, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and the new 3rd Street Mar...

Recycle For Good, Milwaukee!
05/05/2020

Recycle For Good, Milwaukee!

We can't thank our residents enough for sending kind words, putting out posters, and expressing your gratitude for our Sanitation employees who continue to provide essential services during this tough time. These signs of appreciation really keep our team members going. Thank you 👏

For #DrinkingWaterWeek here’s a Water-Saving Tip:  If your shower head drips all day and night, it’s time to fix it. Whi...
05/05/2020

For #DrinkingWaterWeek here’s a Water-Saving Tip: If your shower head drips all day and night, it’s time to fix it. While the leak might be small, it adds up to a lot. #WaterEfficiency #GoingGreen #EcoFriendly

Alderman Khalif Rainey
05/05/2020
Alderman Khalif Rainey

Alderman Khalif Rainey

I want to thank everyone who is involved in getting this project going,” said Alderman Khalif J. Rainey. “This reconstruction project was needed, and I look forward to seeing the finished product toward the end of the year.”

DPW is making waves! Check out the new #WaveDelineators on Hawley Road on loan from our friends Saris. ❓Where would you ...
05/04/2020

DPW is making waves! Check out the new #WaveDelineators on Hawley Road on loan from our friends Saris.

❓Where would you like to see them❓

05/04/2020
MWW Video 2018 YouTube 8MB

It’s #DrinkingWaterWeek! Milwaukee Water Works offices are closed to walk-in service, but we’re here for you, and on the job, providing the fresh water essential for life, sanitation, fire protection and so much of our daily lives.
Take a virtual tour ⬇️

Welcome to the Milwaukee Water Works, provider of clean, safe drinking water. Visit us at milwaukee.gov/water

City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations
05/02/2020

City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations

We are proud to feature the Department of Public Works (DPW) Drop Off Center Attendant this week for Superhero Saturday!!

As our community began feeling the impacts of COVID-19 and lives, businesses, and services were disrupted, the City of Milwaukee Drop Off Centers kept their doors open. The Sanitation Section employees serving as Drop Off Center attendants have remained in action throughout the developing health crisis, keeping the Centers operating and ensuring access for the City’s residents and property owners. Employees quickly adapted to new information and procedures established to protect their health and the health of those around them. Fees were suspended to minimize person-to-person contact and assist community members financially impacted by COVID-19. Team members continued to verify residency and property ownership, inspect loads for safe disposal, and provide direction to visitors all while implementing social distancing. Visitors remained able to properly dispose of landfill items, a wide variety of recyclables, and yard waste for composting.

We would like to thank the DPW Milwaukee Drop Off Center employees for their dedicated service, ensuring safe access for residents and remaining at the forefront of public health sanitation services for our community.
#workinmilwaukee #workformilwaukee #workonmilwaukee #superherosaturday DPW Milwaukee

On Monday (5/4) DPW along with Wisconsin Department of Transportation will begin reconstruction of N. 60th St. from W. H...
05/01/2020

On Monday (5/4) DPW along with Wisconsin Department of Transportation will begin reconstruction of N. 60th St. from W. Hampton Ave. to W. Capitol Drive. Beginning Monday, the west side of 60th (southbound lanes) and the majority of the side streets on the west side of the project will also be closed. Changes to Milwaukee County Transit System BlueLine & Route 76 (via N. 60th) bus service will be in effect.
More info on the project webpage. https://city.milwaukee.gov/mpw/supportforbusiness/projectsummaries/North-60th-Street-West-Capitol-Drive-to-West-Hampton-Avenue.htm#.XqxxhWhKjyE

With May being #bikemonth, trails remain a good place to walk, bike or roll for essentially physical activity. Usage is ...
05/01/2020

With May being #bikemonth, trails remain a good place to walk, bike or roll for essentially physical activity. Usage is still climbing, even with some 🌧️!

05/01/2020
TMJ4 News

We sincerely hope the parade brought some joy into Jayla’s life. Thank you Milwaukee Fire Department for organizing this and including us.

A parade of emergency vehicles made their way down 4th street, Thursday afternoon, all to bring joy to a 13-year-old battling cancer. MORE: https://on.tmj4.com/3bSxI4r

04/29/2020
The City of Milwaukee Restaurant Carryout Zone Program

For restaurants that don’t have a Loading Zone, we
still have the temporary Restaurant Carryout Zones program.

This video showcases the City of Milwaukee's temporary program on how to create a Carryout Zone for business owners and restaurateurs.

Etiquette matters. Especially as the City of Milwaukee has seen a 45% increase in usage of its trails over the past mont...
04/28/2020
Good Trail Etiquette Has Never Been More Essential Than It Is Right Now.

Etiquette matters. Especially as the City of Milwaukee has seen a 45% increase in usage of its trails over the past month compared to last year. These numbers are expected to continue to grow as the weather warms.

Where trails are open—especially in areas where parks and other outdoor recreation facilities have closed—there has been an influx of new users and...

04/28/2020
Doorstep Cleanup

You can start at your Doorstep for a safer, cleaner Milwaukee! #doorstepcleanup

Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful (KGMB) MKE Parks Recycle For Good, Milwaukee! Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office - ECO Milwaukee County Parks Milwaukee Riverkeeper

The launching of Doorstep Cleanup campaign as part of an Earth Day kickoff.

#ICYMI
04/27/2020

#ICYMI

This week’s Superhero Saturday we want to take this time and recognize the hard work and faithful service of the Department of Public Works Sanitation Division!
In the midst of Covid-19, the men and women of the Sanitation Section have continued to provide essential services for residents, including garbage and recycling collection for over 181,000 households. These vital roles are even more important as the effects of illness and childcare needs provide unique challenges to maintaining these services for the community. However, with these challenges come creative solutions, including Infrastructure and Forestry team members being utilized on daily routes and following in a collection vehicle placing carts for Sanitation team members. Working together, these Department team members ensure that households are served, and that safe, social distancing practices can be implemented. While maintaining their essential roles, Sanitation employees have also needed to quickly adapt to changes in their routine, from working shifts alone in their truck to taking increased precautions to protect their health and the health of those around them. The kind notes and signs placed near collection spots for team members to see are greatly appreciated and have lifted spirits during a difficult and unprecedented time.
For these men and women who leave the safety of their homes and loved ones to go to work each day and provide public health sanitation services for the City of Milwaukee, we would like to THANK YOU for your dedicated service to this City and its residents!!
#workinmilwaukee #workformilwaukee #workonmilwaukee #mkeproud #DPW

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Bunch of crooks, you are. $25 appeal fee for a $50 fine that wasn't warranted!? Didn't "clear the snow from my sidewalk." Sure buddy, not only was it completely cleared, I received confirmation from the workers who were sent to clear my neighbors sidewalk, "nah man, you're good." Appeal form asks to "attach document" - how am I supposed to attach a video!? Get up to speed and stop robbing people you money grabbing swindlers!
When will the city be addressing their employees regarding the coronavirus and which should be staying home and which should be reporting to work? The employees haven heard anything! This is ridiculous!
darrel the barrel on etsy now
we a city Wheel tax to repare the streets in Milwaukee thanks.mine have repaired 7 times this year.
City wheel tax to repair streets & times this thanks for the extra &
Shout out for the fabulous work on 8th Street--smooth as silk!
Street sweeper just came down our block at least 3 times in about 1/2 hour and skipped our house and our neighbors .. NOT HAPPY it needs it .. Please fix today .................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Didn’t want to go out and clean up the branches that fell in this last windstorm. But this morning DPW drove up with two guys and a chipper and took care if that for me! Thanks! Shout out to the folks at DPW who take care of my garbage, spiff up Kaszube’s Park, respond promptly when my alley lights go out, and all you do to keep my city going.
All City of Milwaukee businesses, including gas stations, that do not shovel the sidewalks should be fined!
The ally ways in Riverwest are in horrible condition! Some ice 4 inches thick, doesn’t even look like they’ve been touched since it snowed Monday night into Tuesday. It’s disgusting that this is what the residents have to put up with. Pathetic!!!!
Hey Milwaukee, here's a thought. When you close a turn lane for construction, how about a "no left turn" sign too. That way, maybe traffic won't backup from 27th St. and Highland to 35th and Highland, while mutts try to turn left onto 35th.
Just want to give two thumbs up to the driver of the end loader that just completed curb to curb clean up on my dead end street !! They did an awesome job and their hard work and efforts are appreciated . Thank You !!! (Park Knoll Subdivision)