6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Municipalities Continue Improvements to Prevent Flooding

Severe weather has been pummeling southern Wisconsin this week.

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6:00 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Odor Concerns Follow Milwaukee Wastewater Treatment Company

Mark Kijek logs in his delivery. He has worked with AWS for nearly 15 years.

A cloud seems to be following a company that treats industrial wastewater. Advanced Waste Services wants to relocate from Milwaukee to Menomonee Falls, but is facing opposition.

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10:00 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Transforming Water Challenges into Resources

MMSD head Kevin Shafer (left) and Brian Jensen with Allegheny Conference on Community Development shared their perspectives on water resource management.

This week Milwaukee’s Public Policy Forum is playing  host to government researchers from across the country. Water resource management was one of the topics they tackled.

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12:12 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

MMSD Must Make Big Fix Below Downtown Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Metro Sewerage District may have to make costly repairs to its Deep Tunnel in downtown Milwaukee, because of a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision on Thursday.

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10:14 am
Fri April 26, 2013

A Floating Fish Habitat - An Experiment on Milwaukee's Rivers

A crew moves along the Milwaukee River fastening floating aquatic plant baskets to sheet piling.
Credit Susan Bence

This Earth Week, Environmental Reporter Susan Bence has been relaying the voices and stories of people who steward our habitat in their own, unique way.

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Milwaukee River Revival
4:26 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Environmental Forecast

Natural flow downstream from Estabrook Dam.

Past generations poured sewage, trash and industrial chemicals into the Milwaukee River.

Most of the direct dumping has ended, but as WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence reports, run-off from the land continues to choke the river, as do occasional sewer overflows.

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