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Milwaukee alderman fed up with sewer backups

By Marie Rohde A Milwaukee alderman wants answers from the sewerage district after a $6.1 million pump station failed to prevent backups in a north side neighborhood after the July 22 storm. James Fratrick, a watershed specialist with the Department ...

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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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Governor’s office says no decision made on individual flood assistance

By Joe Lanane The office of Gov. Jim Doyle clarified Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has not yet ruled on whether to offer individual assistance to disaster victims in Milwaukee and Grant counties. FEMA announced Wednesday morning that ...

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2 billion gallons of sewage, flood water dumped in storm’s aftermath

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A report to state environmental officials says more than 2 billion gallons of untreated sewage and storm water were dumped into Lake Michigan and Milwaukee area rivers during the recent storms. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s report ...

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Milwaukee searches for flood relief

By Bill Clements Special to The Daily Reporter Two major rainstorms and thousands of basement floods have prompted a search in Milwaukee for the best ways to protect the city from more damage. Milwaukee Alderman Jim Bohl said, for instance, ...

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