Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District - MMSD

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District - MMSD The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s mission is to cost-effectively protect the waterways in Southeastern Wisconsin through reliable sewerage services, building flood resilience, and protecting and enhancing our waterways and land.
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MMSD's mission is to protect public health and the environment through cost-effective water management, leadership, and partnerships. MMSD is a regional government agency that provides water reclamation and flood management services for about 1.1 million people in 28 communities in the Greater Milwaukee Area. Protecting public health and the fresh water supply for millions of people takes the expertise of hundreds of specially skilled and dedicated employees. MMSD is highly regarded nationally as a leader in wastewater treatment, flood management, and green infrastructure. A recipient of the U.S. Water Prize and many other awards, the District is most proud of its record of 98.5%, since 1994, for capturing and cleaning wastewater from 28 communities in a 411 square mile area. Many metropolitan areas struggle to capture and clean the national goal of 85% of all the rain and wastewater that enters their sewer systems. Sign up for our newsletter from Executive Director, Kevin Shafer, Blues Notes: https://www.mmsd.com/about-us/contact-us/newsletter-signup

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Join us May 12th from 5-7 pm to learn about Milwaukee water jobs.  The online event to learn about current and future jo...
05/01/2021

Join us May 12th from 5-7 pm to learn about Milwaukee water jobs.

The online event to learn about current and future job openings in the water sector for all skill levels at MMSD, Milwaukee Water Works, Veolia North America and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-milwaukee-water-jobs-tickets-146416940009

We will also share opportunities to engage with employers after the event. To learn more about the Water Job Fair: https://www.mmsd.com/about-us/news/one-water-our-water-explore-milwaukee-water-jobs-fair

#waterjobs #jobsinwater

Join us May 12th from 5-7 pm to learn about Milwaukee water jobs.

The online event to learn about current and future job openings in the water sector for all skill levels at MMSD, Milwaukee Water Works, Veolia North America and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-milwaukee-water-jobs-tickets-146416940009

We will also share opportunities to engage with employers after the event. To learn more about the Water Job Fair: https://www.mmsd.com/about-us/news/one-water-our-water-explore-milwaukee-water-jobs-fair

#waterjobs #jobsinwater

At our South Shore Water Reclamation Facility, we had to take equipment out of service to clean out and flush the pipes,...
04/30/2021

At our South Shore Water Reclamation Facility, we had to take equipment out of service to clean out and flush the pipes, and repair the transfer pumps after finding this clog.
Flushing anything but toilet paper can clog your pipes and ours! Please only flush the 3 P's - P*e. Poo. (toilet) Paper.

Learn more about what NOT to flush: https://www.mmsd.com/what-you-can-do/what-not-to-flush

At our South Shore Water Reclamation Facility, we had to take equipment out of service to clean out and flush the pipes, and repair the transfer pumps after finding this clog.
Flushing anything but toilet paper can clog your pipes and ours! Please only flush the 3 P's - P*e. Poo. (toilet) Paper.

Learn more about what NOT to flush: https://www.mmsd.com/what-you-can-do/what-not-to-flush

Drop off unused household chemicals at State Fair Park on April 30, 11 am - 2 pm and on May 1, 8 am - 2 pm. It’s free an...
04/29/2021

Drop off unused household chemicals at State Fair Park on April 30, 11 am - 2 pm and on May 1, 8 am - 2 pm. It’s free and easy to visit MMSD’s Home HazMat Collections.

You don’t have to get out of your car and we’re strictly following COVID safety procedures. Go to gate 1 off Greenfield Avenue and follow the signs to drop off household hazardous waste at State Fair Park. For Milwaukee County residents ONLY. https://www.mmsd.com/about-us/news/household-hazardous-waste-collection-state-fair-park-2021

Drop off unused household chemicals at State Fair Park on April 30, 11 am - 2 pm and on May 1, 8 am - 2 pm. It’s free and easy to visit MMSD’s Home HazMat Collections.

You don’t have to get out of your car and we’re strictly following COVID safety procedures. Go to gate 1 off Greenfield Avenue and follow the signs to drop off household hazardous waste at State Fair Park. For Milwaukee County residents ONLY. https://www.mmsd.com/about-us/news/household-hazardous-waste-collection-state-fair-park-2021

A WIN for us all to help reduce costly sewer blockages from  “flushable” wipe products.The lawsuit against wipes manufac...
04/29/2021
Kimberly-Clark Moves to Settle ‘Flushable’ Wipes Suit

A WIN for us all to help reduce costly sewer blockages from “flushable” wipe products.

The lawsuit against wipes manufacturers and retailers accuses the companies of selling “flushable” products that fail to disintegrate like toilet paper. The settlement over its so-called “flushable” wipes will include better labeling, manufacturing improvements, and two years of testing.

Please only flush the 3 P's - P*e. Poo. (toilet) Paper! https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-26/kimberly-clark-to-settle-flushable-wipes-suit-with-city-agency

Kimberly-Clark Corp. has reached a settlement over its so-called “flushable” wipes that will include better labeling, manufacturing improvements and two years of testing -- a win for U.S. cities and counties that say the products have sparked a rise in costly sewer blockages.

"People infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, shed particles of the virus that end up in sewage. Tak...
04/28/2021
Wastewater could be a powerful way to track future pandemics

"People infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, shed particles of the virus that end up in sewage. Taking recurring samples from a city’s wastewater treatment plants offers a cost-effective, comprehensive picture of the virus’ spread in an entire community. As vaccinations roll out, wastewater surveillance can show decreasing virus trends as immunity increases in a community." https://uwm.edu/news/the-sewage-sleuth/

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences

COVID-19 infection rates vary from location to location, which complicates health responses. Sandra McLellan researches how sewage can help track the virus.

Don’t worry if you missed the Kinnickinnic River & Jackson Park community meeting, we recorded it for you AND you can st...
04/27/2021

Don’t worry if you missed the Kinnickinnic River & Jackson Park community meeting, we recorded it for you AND you can still give us your input on project elements! www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/kinnickinnic-river/jackson-park

No se preocupe si se perdió la última reunión comunitaria en el río Kinnickinnic y el parque Jackson, la grabamos para usted y aún puede dar su opinión sobre los elementos del proyecto.
www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/kinnickinnic-river/jackson-park

Milwaukee County Parks Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Milwaukee City Development Jackson Park Community Association

Don’t worry if you missed the Kinnickinnic River & Jackson Park community meeting, we recorded it for you AND you can still give us your input on project elements! www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/kinnickinnic-river/jackson-park

No se preocupe si se perdió la última reunión comunitaria en el río Kinnickinnic y el parque Jackson, la grabamos para usted y aún puede dar su opinión sobre los elementos del proyecto.
www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/kinnickinnic-river/jackson-park

Milwaukee County Parks Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Milwaukee City Development Jackson Park Community Association

To foster the next generation of water stewards, MMSD partners with area nature centers to provide students with experie...
04/26/2021

To foster the next generation of water stewards, MMSD partners with area nature centers to provide students with experiences to learn about water. Learn more about this FREE virtual and in-person programming: https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/education/water-education-resources

Photo curtesy of Riveredge Nature Center.

To foster the next generation of water stewards, MMSD partners with area nature centers to provide students with experiences to learn about water. Learn more about this FREE virtual and in-person programming: https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/education/water-education-resources

Photo curtesy of Riveredge Nature Center.

Learn how MMSD and other communities are using wetlands, marshes, and other natural features to reduce the risks of floo...
04/23/2021
To Mitigate Flooding, States and Communities Increasingly Turn to Nature

Learn how MMSD and other communities are using wetlands, marshes, and other natural features to reduce the risks of flooding and save money. https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/articles/2021/04/22/to-mitigate-flooding-states-and-communities-increasingly-turn-to-nature

As many around the U.S. mark the 51st Earth Day, communities and states are increasingly recognizing that smart conservation can help people as well as the natural world. One example of this is the growing adoption of nature-based solutions to mitigate flooding.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Bring your family to Pulaski Park and complete the scavenger hunt for a  chanc...
04/23/2021

Looking for something to do this weekend? Bring your family to Pulaski Park and complete the scavenger hunt for a chance to win family passes to Discovery World or the Mitchell Park Domes!
To learn more: https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/kinnickinnic-river/pulaski-park

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Milwaukee County Parks @KKRNIA

Looking for something to do this weekend? Bring your family to Pulaski Park and complete the scavenger hunt for a chance to win family passes to Discovery World or the Mitchell Park Domes!
To learn more: https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/kinnickinnic-river/pulaski-park

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Milwaukee County Parks @KKRNIA

Happy Earth Day! Join us and become Fresh Coast Guardians to help protect our rivers and lakes from water pollution.• Pl...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! Join us and become Fresh Coast Guardians to help protect our rivers and lakes from water pollution.
• Plant a rain garden
• Install a rain barrel
• Sign-up for the Water Drop Alert™ text: WATERDROP to 797979

To learn more about how you can get involved: https://www.freshcoastguardians.com

Happy Earth Day! Join us and become Fresh Coast Guardians to help protect our rivers and lakes from water pollution.
• Plant a rain garden
• Install a rain barrel
• Sign-up for the Water Drop Alert™ text: WATERDROP to 797979

To learn more about how you can get involved: https://www.freshcoastguardians.com

04/21/2021
Wisconsin State Fair Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off

Drop off unused household chemicals at State Fair Park on April 30, 11 am - 2 pm and on May 1, 8 am - 2 pm. It’s free and easy to visit MMSD’s Home HazMat Collections.

You don’t have to get out of your car and we’re strictly following COVID safety procedures. Go to gate 1 off Greenfield Avenue and follow the signs to drop off household hazardous waste at State Fair Park. For Milwaukee County residents ONLY.

For times and a list of things you can and cannot bring, visit: https://www.mmsd.com/what-you-can-do/home-haz-mat-collection

City of West Allis, WI Government DPW Milwaukee Wauwatosa, Wisconsin City of Greenfield, WI City of Greenfield, WI

The sampling efforts at Underwood Creek in Wauwatosa with USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center are to determine the e...
04/21/2021

The sampling efforts at Underwood Creek in Wauwatosa with USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center are to determine the extent that native stream fish populations have rebounded due to the efforts to restore the streams and remove the concrete-lined channels.
It is hoped that these improvements enable fish that spend most of their life cycle in Lake Michigan to migrate up the streams to reproduce in the spring and fall (depending on the species), including sportfish such as steelhead (also known as rainbow trout or Oncorhynchus mykiss).

Help get our rivers ready for summer! Join Milwaukee Riverkeeper and hundreds of people around the Greater Milwaukee are...
04/20/2021

Help get our rivers ready for summer! Join Milwaukee Riverkeeper and hundreds of people around the Greater Milwaukee area in the annual Spring River Clean-up Saturday, April 24th. Registration is required.

Learn more: https://www.milwaukeeriverkeeper.org/restore/spring-cleanup/

Help get our rivers ready for summer! Join Milwaukee Riverkeeper and hundreds of people around the Greater Milwaukee area in the annual Spring River Clean-up Saturday, April 24th. Registration is required.

Learn more: https://www.milwaukeeriverkeeper.org/restore/spring-cleanup/

Love living in Milwaukee with nearby miles of rivers for enjoyment and on the shore of Lake Michigan? Join us on May 18t...
04/19/2021

Love living in Milwaukee with nearby miles of rivers for enjoyment and on the shore of Lake Michigan?

Join us on May 18th for a virtual public information meeting about the Dredged Materials Management Facility, part of a new initiative that is underway to restore our rivers and protect Lake Michigan. Register here and learn more: https://www.mmsd.com/about-us/news/dredged-materials-management-facility-public-information-meeting

Port Milwaukee DPW Milwaukee Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Love living in Milwaukee with nearby miles of rivers for enjoyment and on the shore of Lake Michigan?

Join us on May 18th for a virtual public information meeting about the Dredged Materials Management Facility, part of a new initiative that is underway to restore our rivers and protect Lake Michigan. Register here and learn more: https://www.mmsd.com/about-us/news/dredged-materials-management-facility-public-information-meeting

Port Milwaukee DPW Milwaukee Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Join us on April 22nd at 6 pm for a virtual community meeting to learn more about the Kinnickinnic River and Jackson Par...
04/18/2021

Join us on April 22nd at 6 pm for a virtual community meeting to learn more about the Kinnickinnic River and Jackson Park project and provide your feedback on park elements!
Register here and take the survey: https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/kinnickinnic-river/jackson-park

Únase a nosotros el 22 de abril a las 6 pm para obtener más información sobre el proyecto del río Kinnickinnic & el parque Jackson y dar sus comentarios sobre los elementos del parque.
Registrar aquí: https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/kinnickinnic-river/jackson-park

DPW Milwaukee Milwaukee County Parks Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Jackson Park Community Association

Join us on April 22nd at 6 pm for a virtual community meeting to learn more about the Kinnickinnic River and Jackson Park project and provide your feedback on park elements!
Register here and take the survey: https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/kinnickinnic-river/jackson-park

Únase a nosotros el 22 de abril a las 6 pm para obtener más información sobre el proyecto del río Kinnickinnic & el parque Jackson y dar sus comentarios sobre los elementos del parque.
Registrar aquí: https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/kinnickinnic-river/jackson-park

DPW Milwaukee Milwaukee County Parks Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Jackson Park Community Association

MMSD's Senior Project Manager, Mark Mittag, and Milwaukee Riverkeeper Cheryl Nenn discuss the benefits of removing concr...
04/17/2021
Honey Creek project to restore habitats, $14M plan under review

MMSD's Senior Project Manager, Mark Mittag, and Milwaukee Riverkeeper Cheryl Nenn discuss the benefits of removing concrete-lined channels and how new stabilized stream banks will help restore the natural habitat and reduce the risk of flooding in the upcoming Honey Creek restoration project. https://www.fox6now.com/news/honey-creek-restoration-wauwatosa-menomonee-river

While some flora and fauna have found a foothold, the watershed that connects to the Menomonee River to the north could look much different.

Hunt for treasures in Pulaski Park throughout the month of April. Pick up a copy from the kiosk at the KK River Plaza (1...
04/16/2021

Hunt for treasures in Pulaski Park throughout the month of April. Pick up a copy from the kiosk at the KK River Plaza (14th and Harrison) then turn it in for a chance to win family passes to the Mitchell Park Domes and Discovery World! Turn in by April 30th.

April is Earth Month! In coordination with Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District - MMSD and Milwaukee County Parks, you can hunt for treasures in Pulaski Park throughout the month of April. Pick up a copy from the kiosk at the KK River Plaza (14th and Harrison) then turn it in for a chance to win family passes to the Mitchell Park Domes and Discovery World! Turn in by April 30th.

Join us May 12th from 5-7 pm to learn about Milwaukee water jobs.The online event is to learn about current and future j...
04/15/2021

Join us May 12th from 5-7 pm to learn about Milwaukee water jobs.

The online event is to learn about current and future job openings in the water sector for all skill levels at MMSD, Milwaukee Water Works (DPW Milwaukee), Veolia North America and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-milwaukee-water-jobs-tickets-146416940009

We will also share opportunities to engage with employers after the event. To learn more about the Water Job Fair: https://www.mmsd.com/about-us/news/one-water-our-water-explore-milwaukee-water-jobs-fair

Join us May 12th from 5-7 pm to learn about Milwaukee water jobs.

The online event is to learn about current and future job openings in the water sector for all skill levels at MMSD, Milwaukee Water Works (DPW Milwaukee), Veolia North America and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-milwaukee-water-jobs-tickets-146416940009

We will also share opportunities to engage with employers after the event. To learn more about the Water Job Fair: https://www.mmsd.com/about-us/news/one-water-our-water-explore-milwaukee-water-jobs-fair

04/14/2021
Kinnickinnic River | Pulaski Park Transformation

Check out the transformation at Pulaski Park! This project is part of the larger Kinnickinnic River Watershed plan to reduce the risk of flooding, improve public safety by slowing down the river, and improve the natural habitats for fish and wildlife. Thank you to all the neighbors and partners for helping design the new park features, such as the pedestrian bridge, playground equipment, courts, and trails! https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/flood-management/kinnickinnic-river/pulaski-park

¡Mire la transformación en el parque Pulaski! Este proyecto es parte del plan más grande para reducir el riesgo de inundaciones dentro de la cuenca del río Kinnickinnic, mejorar la seguridad pública al reducir la velocidad de las aguas del río y mejorar los hábitats naturales para los peces y la vida silvestre. ¡Gracias a todos los vecinos y socios por ayudar a diseñar las nuevas características del parque, como el puente peatonal, el equipo de juegos, las canchas y los senderos!

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
Milwaukee County Parks
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KK River Neighbors in Action

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260 W Seeboth St
Milwaukee, WI
53204

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(414) 272-5100

Website

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MMSD Rain Barrels with diverter kit are $60.00 (Cash or Check)

Diverter kits sold separately = $20.00

MILWAUKEE METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE DISTRICT
260 W. Seeboth Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
Ph (414) 225-2222

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
https://www.mmsd.com/what-we-do/green-infrastructure/rain-barrels

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A recipient of the U.S. Water Prize and many other awards, MMSD is most proud of its record of 98.4%, since 1994, for capturing and cleaning wastewater from 28 communities in a 411 square mile area. Many metropolitan areas struggle to capture and clean the national goal of 85% of all the rain and wastewater that enters their sewer systems. MMSD is a regional government agency that provides water reclamation and flood management services for about 1.1 million people in 28 communities in the Greater Milwaukee Area.

Protecting public health and the drinking water supply for millions of people takes the expertise of hundreds of specially skilled and dedicated employees. MMSD is regarded nationally as a leader in wastewater treatment, flood management, and green infrastructure.

History

The first sewers were built more than 130 years ago and carried sewage, untreated, and stormwater directly to the rivers and Lake Michigan. These first sewers were “combined” sewers because sanitary and industrial waste were not separated from stormwater. Everything poured right into the rivers. Sewer construction was in its infancy and the prevailing public attitude was that waterways were free to use for disposal of wastes. In the late 19th Century, abuse of the waterways became more rampant and the rivers began to stink and pose health risks.

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What is the average daily volume of municipal wastewater generated in Milwaukee?
Any news on when collection facilities will re-open. I've got a number of things I'd like to safely dispose of.
With all the TP being in short supply... Perhaps a dumb question please: What is MMSD's stance on paper towel usage for the same application? Just curious given these trying times. Any insight is appreciated. Thank you.
You want to replace my water meter..you are going to do it when I'm free. I'm not taking my limited vacation time to meet your schedule. YOU FIGURE IT OUT!!
Question.. all these contracts that are sold to the suburbs...New Berlin, etc, etc.. where does that waste water go? Deep tunnel...so are you building a deep tunnel to take care of that waste water... as the original deep tunnel wasn't built to handle that add'l capacity. are those municpalities then going to pay for their own deep tunnel/storage faciities? Or do the city of milwaukee residents have to pay AGAIN for an insufficient storage facility???(page 14 of your 2017 budget document showing the sewer service area extending to brookfield, meno falls, germantown, new berlin, franklin, musekgo).
MMSD has issued a Water Drop Alert ” until the rain has passed." Will we be notified when it's okay to do laundry and dishes again?
Really interesting podcast about protecting out water:
Sorry . . . but who "likes" the sewerage company? I'll have to take a pass.
It must be Spring. Release the Brown 💩 Trouts!!
Here's what you can do MMSD! A storm drain trash catcher!
Any possibility that the fruity smell coming from the Milorganite plant is in part from the fragrance in laundry soaps like Gain that are really sweet and fruity. Many people have that same sort of smell to their clothes and it's in the air on laundry day.