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Aug 26, 2022

Some cities could be left behind on lead pipe replacements

In many cities, no one knows where the lead pipes lie underground. That's important because lead pipes contaminate drinking water.

May 26, 2016

State offering help for replacing lead service lines

Responding in part to concerns that Milwaukee was being stiffed by a plan to give homeowners and others loans to replace lead drinking-water lines, state officials have increased the maximum amount the city can receive to help homeowners.

Mar 4, 2016

Crews investigating gasoline odor in Kenosha

Emergency crews have been investigating numerous reports of a strong odor coming from an abandoned sewer line in Kenosha.

Oct 6, 2014

Minn. man charged with flushing nails down toilets

Authorities have charged a man who they say flushed pounds of nails down toilets in eastern Minnesota.

Jun 24, 2014

Milwaukee won’t appeal sewer backup judgement

The Milwaukee Common Council won't appeal a jury’s finding that the city is liable for sewer backups in more than 100 homes in 2008.

Mar 6, 2014

Franklin flips tax lawsuit on resident

A Franklin resident who is the plaintiff in an illegal taxation lawsuit is now a defendant as well.

Feb 3, 2014

Flooding verdict stalled by cost debate

A dispute over court costs is stalling a verdict awarding more than $548,000 to 181 Milwaukee residents whose homes were flooded with raw sewage in 2008.

Jan 30, 2014

Milwaukee to consider costs for another round of projects

Milwaukee’s Public Works Committee gave initial approval Wednesday to spend $10.3 million on engineering and construction costs for several projects scheduled to be finished in 2014 and 2015.

Jan 29, 2014

Milwaukee water rate increase in the works

Milwaukee Water Works wants state approval for a rate increase that would raise $10 million, enough to start to catch up on water main replacements.

Jan 22, 2014

Milwaukee to spend $10.7M on street, sewer, water main improvements

The Milwaukee Common Council on Wednesday unanimously approved spending about $10.7 million on engineering and construction costs for street, sewer and water main improvements.

Jan 20, 2014

West Allis to propose sewer program

A proposed program to repair and replace aging private sewer laterals across West Allis will go before the Common Council on Tuesday.

Jan 8, 2014

Milwaukee committee votes to spend $9M on sewer projects

A Milwaukee Common Council committee gave initial approval Wednesday to spend $9,049,000 on sewer and water main construction.


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