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MMSD lateral projects lack support from suburbs

By Marie Rohde “Walk, don’t run” was the advice community leaders gave the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District in spending more than $151 million to prevent sewage from backing up into basements. The district wants to spend the money repairing leaky ...

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MMSD operates under expired permit (UPDATE)

By Marie Rohde For nearly three years, the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District has operated under an expired permit while quietly debating new water quality standards that federal and state regulators want to impose. Under the law, the district operates without ...

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MMSD ready to fire up methane deal to power Jones Island

By Marie Rohde The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District is poised to enter into a 20-year contract to buy methane gas to run the Jones Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, a move district officials say will save taxpayers tens of millions of ...

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Sewerage district funnels $20 million to ease flooding (UPDATE)

By Marie Rohde Property owners wanting a flood of relief from sewage backups during heavy rains will see a dribble instead. They also could get a bigger tax bill and may be forced to spend thousands of dollars to fix ...

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To divide or not to divide: Sewerage district searches for flooding answers

By Marie Rohde The spokesman for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District on Thursday acknowledged it might not have been a good idea to cement shut overflow points that once let sewage into waterways during major storms. “Those are relief valves,” ...

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