DPW Milwaukee

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.

Great opportunity tomorrow at multiple spots! Two of them,  King Park and Washington Park, are located on either end of ...
08/14/2020

Great opportunity tomorrow at multiple spots! Two of them, King Park and Washington Park, are located on either end of the Galena Active Street. Galena is open to residential traffic only to create more space to walk, bike & run.
https://milwaukee.gov/activestreets
#activestreetsmke

Milwaukee County Parks 88Nine Radio Milwaukee Wisconsin Bike Fed Wheel & Sprocket Emerys Trek Bicycle Store Milwaukee City of Milwaukee Health Department Milwaukee County Office on African American Affairs

To promote social/physical distancing in neighbors that have been impacted the most by Covid-19, we are hosting Bike Give-Aways!
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Please take all bikes and safety equipment donations to any @emerybikes Emery Bike or @wheelandsprocket Wheel and Sprocket locations until August 14th.
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August 15, Event Locations:
-Washington Park-1859 N. 40th St.
-Brown Deer Park- 7835 N. Green Bay RD.
-King Center- 1531 W. Vliet St.
-Kosciusko Park- 2201 S. Seventh St.
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All location will have bike mechanics on-site to fix minor bike repairs such as a flat tires or slipped chains.
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All locations will have bikes to give away for free to the community at the start. All locations will give them out on a first come , first serve basis.
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In accordance with safety guidelines for Covid-19, every location will have masks to pass out and each participant will wear one and gloves.
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6 feet Social/Physical distancing will be practiced as well as plastic barriers on each event tent as precautionary measures.

Thrilled to see our great partners at Milwaukee Downtown taking advantage of Active Streets for Businesses! This city-wi...
08/13/2020

Thrilled to see our great partners at Milwaukee Downtown taking advantage of Active Streets for Businesses! This city-wide initiative uses public right of way to safely expand seating accommodations. #MKECares #StaySafeMKE

Savor outdoor dining this summer. 🍽️🍻

You have so many open-air options downtown.

Grab a bite & a beverage on patios or distanced sidewalk tables.

And enjoy new Active Streets (Old World Third St. & Jefferson St), which mean more safe, outdoor seating at your favorite restaurants & bars.

We’re excited about the release of the new roadmap developed by the Milwaukee Water Equity Taskforce! Milwaukee Water Wo...
08/13/2020

We’re excited about the release of the new roadmap developed by the Milwaukee Water Equity Taskforce! Milwaukee Water Works and other collaborators are working to addressing barriers to water workforce entry.
⬇️ Check out the new Water Equity Roadmap ⬇️
#OneWater #WaterEquity

http://uswateralliance.org/about/equity-taskforce-roadmaps

As a proud partner in this project we encourage Milwaukee Westsiders and Tosa residents to weigh in. Join the virtual me...
08/12/2020

As a proud partner in this project we encourage Milwaukee Westsiders and Tosa residents to weigh in. Join the virtual meeting tonight!

We want to know what you think!

MMSD is completing the final design for the Western Milwaukee Phase 2B Flood Risk Reduction Project. We want your input on the plants and trees. Join us for a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, August 12 and complete our survey before August 15. https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/western-milwaukee-phase-2b

A new Active Streets location is in place today on the Northside. Galena Street is open to residential traffic only to c...
08/12/2020

A new Active Streets location is in place today on the Northside. Galena Street is open to residential traffic only to create more space to walk, bike & run. #activestreetsMKE is program in partnership with Milwaukee County Parks.

Are you interested in learning more about a general labor transitional job that pays $12.53/hour? To request someone to ...
08/10/2020

Are you interested in learning more about a general labor transitional job that pays $12.53/hour? To request someone to contact you about this opportunity in #Construction
➡️ City.milwaukee.gov/dpwcm

08/10/2020

Update: Monday, Aug 10 - The Michigan Street Bridge has reopened to vehicular traffic.
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🚧The Michigan Street Vertical Lift Bridge over the Milwaukee River is closed to vehicular traffic and secured in the air to allow boat traffic. A contractor is conducting gate repairs and this closure will be in place until further notice. 🚧

For nearly 900,000 people to enjoy fresh drinking water from Milwaukee Water Works it take a lot of effort from distribu...
08/07/2020

For nearly 900,000 people to enjoy fresh drinking water from Milwaukee Water Works it take a lot of effort from distribution crews to personnel staff including our HR professional Amy. #fridayfeaturerewind

Today we are proud to feature Amy Hefter, one of the City’s hard-working human resources professionals! As the Water Works Personnel Officer, Amy assists employees at various times in their careers, from the first day of employment to the last day of an employee’s career and everything in-between. She views it as a privilege to provide human resource services to utility employees.

Amy’s City career spans nearly 20 years. At recruiting events, she often tells prospective job applicants that there are many advancement and career change opportunities as a City employee, saying, “Where you start in your career with the City of Milwaukee may not be where you end up!” Using her own work history as an example, she recounts that from 2000 to 2016, she served in the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB), first as a Librarian, then as a Legislative Research Analyst, and finally as a Legislative Fiscal Analyst-Lead. She then explains that she served as Special Assistant to the City Attorney from 2016 until 2018, at which time she became the Water Works Personnel Officer. Amy gained knowledge and skills throughout her tenure with the City that have enabled her to take on different roles and provide better service to both employees and citizens.

Amy shares, “I am supporting utility employees in the essential work of providing pure and fresh drinking water to 866,993 people in 16 communities in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Waukesha Counties.” Congratulations, Amy Hefter, and thank you for your dedication and service to the City of Milwaukee!
#workinmilwaukee #workformilwaukee #workonmilwaukee #mkeproud #featurefriday #mkewaterworks

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
08/07/2020

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Green means go. Red means STOP. It’s National Stop on Red Week. In 2018, 846 people were killed, and an estimated 139,000 were injured nationwide in crashes involving red-light running. Perhaps the most tragic part is that these crashes, injuries and deaths are 100 percent preventable if people would simply follow the law and stop on red. We must do everything we can to make intersections safer. Preventing these crashes is in each driver’s control. Together, we can protect our community, families and children by ALWAYS STOPPING on RED.

Whether you're walking, running, biking or rolling - please practice proper #PhysicalDistancing and always be alert on t...
08/05/2020

Whether you're walking, running, biking or rolling - please practice proper #PhysicalDistancing and always be alert on the trails. http://milwaukee.gov/trails
#sharethetrail

Mechanical repairs are scheduled tomorrow, 8/5, on the Kilbourn Ave bridge. The bridge will be closed entirely from 7 am...
08/04/2020

Mechanical repairs are scheduled tomorrow, 8/5, on the Kilbourn Ave bridge. The bridge will be closed entirely from 7 am to 4 pm so please plan your detour accordingly.

It’s a beautiful summer day Milwaukee! If you are taking a stroll on the Riverwalk, check out the newly completed Michig...
07/31/2020

It’s a beautiful summer day Milwaukee! If you are taking a stroll on the Riverwalk, check out the newly completed Michigan St. Bridge.

City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations
07/31/2020

City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations

🚨Don't miss out on these great opportunities!! Deadline to apply is Friday, July 31, 2020 by 11:59 pm Apply online today at Milwaukee.gov/jobs

Reminder: Visitors to the Drop Off Centers, Tow Lot, and Parking Violations Bureaus are required to wear face masks/cove...
07/30/2020

Reminder: Visitors to the Drop Off Centers, Tow Lot, and Parking Violations Bureaus are required to wear face masks/coverings. #staysafeMKE #maskupMKE

DPW Milwaukee's cover photo
07/29/2020

DPW Milwaukee's cover photo

You're so welcome! It's great you and others are taking advantage of our Active Streets for Business program!
07/28/2020
Black Husky Brewing

You're so welcome! It's great you and others are taking advantage of our Active Streets for Business program!

Thanks, Bobby Tanzilo at OnMilwaukee and DPW Milwaukee! Happy to have the beer garden and parklet open for lazy summer days ahead.

Whether you're walking, running, biking or rolling - please practice proper #PhysicalDistancing and always be alert on t...
07/27/2020

Whether you're walking, running, biking or rolling - please practice proper #PhysicalDistancing and always be alert on the trails. http://milwaukee.gov/trails
#sharethetrail

ICYMI a weekend tribute to our hard working #CustomerService staff who didn't miss a beat throughout the pandemic‼️ #MWW...
07/27/2020

ICYMI a weekend tribute to our hard working #CustomerService staff who didn't miss a beat throughout the pandemic‼️ #MWWServingU

✨It’s a Superhero Saturday salute to the Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) Customer Service unit, which has continued to serve its customers in Milwaukee and surrounding communities during the pandemic while the office has been closed for in-person service, answering over 14,000 phone calls and responding to over 2,800 email messages between March 1st and June 30th!

Since customers could not come to the call center, MWW CSRs arranged curbside delivery of Lead Pitchers to customers, as well as retrieved dropped-off bulk payments from customers. In the spirit of teamwork, MWW worked with the Office of the City Treasurer to share the payment drop box on the first floor of the Municipal Building, thus allowing an alternative payment method for those customers who prefer to bring their payments in. MWW has waived customer late fees since mid-March and created payment plans, with no down payment, 30 days to make the first payment regardless of the due date, and 12 even monthly installments, following State orders.

Finally, in the midst of the pandemic changes and navigating through customers’ challenges resulting thereof, the CSRs received 14 customer compliments since the beginning of March! The MWW CSRs are some of the best in the business when it comes to providing excellent customer service. MWW is very proud of its team, who continue to remain dedicated to taking care of its customers. Congratulations on a job well-done!
#WorkInMilwaukee #WorkForMilwaukee #WorkOnMilwaukee #SuperheroSaturday #MilwaukeeWaterWorks #MkeProud DPW Milwaukee

The reconstruction project on N. Teutonia Ave. (Groeling to Capitol) is coming along smoothly. We are wrapping up sidewa...
07/24/2020

The reconstruction project on N. Teutonia Ave. (Groeling to Capitol) is coming along smoothly. We are wrapping up sidewalk restoration on the west side of the street and aiming to begin work on the northbound lane the first week of August.

City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations
07/24/2020

City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations

✨On Feature Friday, we are delighted to commend Marilyn Wingo, Sanitation District Manager, for her hard work and dedication to the City of Milwaukee! Marilyn began working in Forestry in 1992 before transferring to Sanitation, where she has served progressively responsible roles as Yard Person, Clerk, Supervisor, and now District Manager. She takes particular pride in her role as a decision-maker responsible for service excellence. Customer service principles were instilled in Marilyn during her 22-year career with McDonald’s, where she began working at age 16.

The job of District Manager often involves working with Alderpersons; Marilyn loves helping them out to ensure that constituents are getting the service they deserve. Winters bring long intense hours, which can be challenging at times; however, Marilyn finds it rewarding to keep the streets safe for residents. Above all, Marilyn enjoys working with people as well as leading and training staff to assist them in reaching higher levels.

Marilyn is the proud parent of two bright young men, Kenneth and Brandon, and the extra-proud grandparent of two beautiful granddaughters, Keniyah and MaKenzie. She shares that her husband Willie is the backbone of the family and loves to spend time with him when their jobs are less demanding.

Congratulations to Marilyn Wingo for earning recognition as today’s Feature Friday honoree!
#FeatureFriday #WorkInMilwaukee #WorkForMilwaukee #WorkOnMilwaukee #MkeProud DPW Milwaukee

07/24/2020
Milwaukee Strong

Features our very own Milwaukee Water Works! Kudos to Imagine MKE, Milwaukee Downtown & 88Nine Radio Milwaukee for tapping into the City’s rich community of artists for this fine tribute to essential workers.
https://vimeo.com/440719246

We stand together, Milwaukee Strong. Nearly 40 Milwaukee-based creatives came together to create “Milwaukee Strong,” a song, video, and mural project…

07/23/2020

🚧High impact paving Hampton Ave (68th to 76th St) starting Friday (7/24).
➡️Friday: Eastbound lanes closed
⬅️Saturday: Westbound lanes closed
⬅️➡️Monday: Both directions closed
Milwaukee County Transit System Route 12 (Hampton Trips) detour via Fond du Lac & Grantosa. Route 67 detour via Appleton & Grantosa.

City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations
07/23/2020

City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations

🚨REMINDER🚨
The application deadline date for the Water Business Operations Manager is Friday, July 24, 2020! Apply online today at Milwaukee.gov/jobs

07/23/2020
Bublr Bikes

DPW's multimodal transportation manager makes the case why you should support Bublr Bikes, the City's nonprofit bike share program.

Bublr is committed to providing affordable, accessible access to transportation that also serves as a healthy tool in keeping MKE physically and mentally fit. As a nonprofit, we rely on donations and sponsorship to offset 60% of our operating costs to help keep our rates as low as possible. We asked our Board members why they support Bublr. We kindly ask for your support as well. Donations to Bublr are tax-deductible. https://secure.givelively.org/donate/bublr-bikes/general-donations

#nonprofit #bikeshare #essentialservice #LoveMKE #accessible #affordable #fundraise #Bublr

Instead of feeding the meter, consider using the free MKE Park mobile app for #contactlesspayments. The app, powered by ...
07/21/2020

Instead of feeding the meter, consider using the free MKE Park mobile app for #contactlesspayments. The app, powered by ParkMobile, LLC - USA, lets you quickly and easily pay for #Parking without touching a meter, which is safer for everyone!

City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations
07/21/2020

City of Milwaukee Department of Employee Relations

🚨 The City of Milwaukee is now hiring for Civil Engineers I & II! The Civil Engineer is responsible for performing a variety of professional duties relative to design, planning, and/or construction review and/or inspection in one or more of the following areas: sewer and environmental engineering, water engineering, street, highway and transportation engineering, traffic engineering, and structural engineering. Apply online before the deadline of July 24, 2020 at https://jobapscloud.com/MIL/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=2006&R2=1813&R3=002 #SHAREIT DPW Milwaukee

Great discussion on two DPW programs creatively using public right of way! Active Streets provides greater use of City s...
07/20/2020

Great discussion on two DPW programs creatively using public right of way!

Active Streets provides greater use of City streets and Milwaukee County Parks parkways to bike, walk & roll as our own Kate Riordan gives the rundown.

Active Streets for Businesses provides restaurants/bars a way to expand seating accommodations while allowing proper physical distancing. Community partner Liz Brodek, Executive Director of The East Side and Historic Downer Avenue explains.

On this week’s episode we talk about the various ways Milwaukeeans are reclaiming public space in the changing face of COVID-19. Thank you to @kate_bo_b8 and Liz Brodek @eastsidemke for coming on the pod!

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This episode originally aired on our @riverwestradio show 📻 Tune in to 104.1 every other Wednesday at 5:30 to catch more conversations like this one.

#ICYMI some weekend props to our Carpentry Staff who’ve recently been fabricating and installing COVID-19 protective bar...
07/20/2020

#ICYMI some weekend props to our Carpentry Staff who’ve recently been fabricating and installing COVID-19 protective barriers for City of Milwaukee Health Department offices and buildings, the City Hall complex, and other field offices and work locations.🔨🧰🪚

✨Today we shine our Superhero Saturday spotlight on the City of Milwaukee’s Carpentry Staff!
Within the Department of Public Works (DPW), the Bridges & Buildings Section currently staffs seven City Carpenters to help maintain 188 City-owned bridges and over 100 building assets. City Carpenters construct concrete formwork for Bridge repairs as well as perform rough and finish carpentry related to building remodeling and maintenance.
An essential function of the City Carpenter’s role is the board up work they perform. Carpenters are on call 24/7/365 to board up properties that are left unsecured to protect property as well as to ensure the safety of the general public. Many such calls are placed in the middle of the night, always with a Carpenter mobilizing to assist on the other end of the line.
The bulk of our Carpenters’ recent workload has been fabricating and installing COVID-19 protective barriers for City Health Department offices and buildings, the City Hall complex, and other field offices and work locations. This work will be instrumental in providing a safe, socially distant work atmosphere for City employees during a global pandemic.
Now more than ever, we appreciate the hard work of our Carpenters and their unwavering dedication to maintaining the City’s infrastructure and operations. Congratulations, team!
#WorkInMilwaukee # WorkForMilwaukee #WorkOnMilwaukee #mkeproud #SuperheroSaturday DPW Milwaukee

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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.