Testimony is expected to continue Wednesday in a trial involving hundreds of Milwaukee residents who are suing the city for alleged negligence because their basements flooded with raw sewage during heavy rain in 2008.
An Illinois contractor is suing the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District over a nearly $5 million bill for removing contaminated water during installation of a landfill gas pipeline.
Published: July 5, 2011
Tags: BCF Construction, bidding, Bill Graffin, Buteyn-Peterson Construction, Hartford, John Kleist, Joseph Eberle, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, MMSD, piping, Ruekert & Mielke, William Ripp, Wondra Construction
By James Briggs The city of Hartford indefinitely has postponed a public works project because of the high cost of piping material. Or, the delay could be caused by the unusual bidding climate of a volatile economy. Or, maybe it’s because state and municipal budget cuts have forced public works directors to set artificially low [...]
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District is spending $150,000 to figure out if it was at fault for basement backups that damaged more than 10,000 homes and businesses in July.
Published: November 18, 2010
Tags: audit, Bill Graffin, J.F. Shea Construction, Jones Island, Jones Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, Kenny Construction, Michael Martin, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, MMSD, wastewater
By Marie Rohde The cost of a project to maximize efficiency at the Jones Island Wastewater Treatment Plant has in five years mushroomed from about $105 million to more than $144 million. Despite more than a 38 percent increase in spending on the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District harbor siphon project, the commission that oversees the [...]
Published: September 29, 2010
Tags: Bill Graffin, Disputes Review Board, J.F. Shea Construction, Kenny Construction, Lazarski, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, MMSD, Postregna, Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference, Wisconsin Department of Justice
By Marie Rohde A contractor has filed a claim asking for more money from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District for work done on the Deep Tunnel system’s last leg, completed in April. The contractor is a joint venture of J.F. Shea Construction Inc. of California and Kenny Construction Co. of Illinois. Shea/Kenny, according to the [...]
Published: September 14, 2010
Tags: Bill Graffin, Clean Water Act, Franklin, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, MMSD, Muskego, New Berlin, Ryan Creek Interceptor Sewer, Tom Taylor, Wesolowski; Ruekert & Mielke Inc.
By Marie Rohde Eager to jump-start development, city of Franklin officials have applied for a $31 million federal loan to pay for construction of a large sewer that they plan to sell to the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Mayor Tom Taylor said the sewer is critical to southwestern Franklin, where he wants to add $1 [...]