MEMBER NEWS: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

“Every drop of storm water that you manage on your property and every drop less that you use in your home is one drop less that you’re paying us to treat. That makes for less water that we have to treat, so we’re saving our capacity for those large events.”

In Water Council programs, competition and collaboration meet to advance innovation

In The Water Council programs, competition and collaboration meet to advance innovation Posted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) on September 24, 2019 Launching a startup or pursuing a research question in the lab can be lonely pursuit, involving long hours and late nights of solitary work—but innovation thrives through collaboration. To that end,… Read More

Billions Invested in Clean Water

Billions Invested in Clean Water: Port Milwaukee implements a range of methods to great success Posted by Melissa Walsh from Great Lakes Now on July 15, 2019 In 2012, an environmental star of sorts was born, celebrated by Milwaukeeans, especially those who enjoy strolling along the Milwaukee Riverwalk or kayaking on Milwaukee River. The Lynyrd Skymmr is… Read More

2019 Water Leaders Summit Day 2 Recap

2019 WATER LEADERS SUMMIT DAY 2 RECAP Posted by Water & Wastes Digest on July 1, 2019 The second day of the Water Leaders Summit featured discussions on global water issues and the future of water use The Water Leaders Summit 2019 was held in Milwaukee June 26 to 27. The annual summit, hosted by… Read More

Milwaukee sewage exec has an “audacious” goal

Milwaukee sewage exec has an “audacious” goal to protect Lake Michigan Zero sewage overflows by 2035 will require citizen engagement Posted by Gary Wilson from GreatLakesNow Detroit Public TV on April 19, 2019 Milwaukee’s Kevin Shafer has an ambitious goal for the agency charged with keeping sewage out of Lake Michigan. He wants zero sewage… Read More

Connecting Milwaukee’s neighborhoods to its waterfront

Connecting Milwaukee’s neighborhoods to its waterfront with public art — and a 350-foot beacon at Jones Island Posted by Tom Daykin from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on April 19, 2019 Jones Island might not make anyone’s list of Milwaukee’s best-known landmarks. But that could change because of a growing public art project focusing on the city’s… Read More

Energy industry veteran looks to commercialize biogas purification system

Energy industry veteran steps out on his own, looks to commercialize innovative biogas purification system Posted by Nick Williams from the Milwaukee Business Journal on March 20, 2019 Bryan Johnson spent years in consulting and management roles within the energy industry. In 2015, however, he wanted to start his own venture and founded a startup company… Read More

Sewerage District Is National Leader

Sewerage District Is National Leader Milwaukee leads nation in reclaiming water, but rise in extreme rains a challenge. Posted by Bruce Murphy from Urban Milwaukee on October 5, 2018 Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Executive Director Kevin Shafer was sitting high and dry, without a bit of bad news or drastic rain storms, for quite a while.  “Until this… Read More

Milwaukee’s water technology, other industries, ripe for collaboration with Israel, diplomat says

Milwaukee’s water technology, other industries, ripe for collaboration with Israel, diplomat says Posted by Nick Williams from the Milwaukee Business Journal on August 29, 2018 Aviv Ezra, Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, Israel’s highest ranking official in the Midwest, was in Milwaukee Tuesday meeting with a number of business, city and community officials…. Read More

Brookings study cites Milwaukee’s water tech hub as a model industry cluster

BROOKINGS STUDY CITES MILWAUKEE’S WATER TECH HUB AS A MODEL INDUSTRY CLUSTER Posted by Nick Williams from the Milwaukee Business Journal on July 25, 2018 A recent study from The Brookings Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based research institute, names Milwaukee’s regional water technology industry, championed by The Water Council, as one of the best industry clusters in… Read More