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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New UWM study indicates that stormwater management features have economic benefits

 Preliminary results conducted by a UW-Milwaukee researcher show that “green infrastructure” has boosted property values in Milwaukee. According to researcher Kate Madison
Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

Menomonee River communities embrace cooperation

 Rivers don’t respect political boundaries. So why should clean water advocates be divided by those artificial divisions? That was the thought that launched
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010

And what you can do to prevent more overflows

We’re still feeling the effects of the intense storm of July 22-23, when many neighborhoods and homes were flooded by up to 9 inches of rain in a very short span of time. Since the storm, many myths have circulated about what happened, what should have happened to prevent basement backups and sewage overflow into local waterways, and what can be done in the future to prevent flooding...
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009

Issue of the Week, Jerk and Hero of the Week

The Milwaukee Common Council has backed off the city’s attempt to lease the Milwaukee Water Works to a private corporation as a way to generate revenue for the cash-strapped but water-rich city. Earlier this year, Milwaukee Comptroller Wally Morics had estimated that a 99-year lease would add $30 million to the city’s coffers every year. Not bad, when you consider that the city is facing an eye-popping $90 million deficit next year. But that’s what the city government would have gained if a deal had gone through...
05.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The state has signed off on New Berlin�s request to receive more Lake Michigan water from the Milwaukee Water Works. The eastern portion of New Berlin already gets its water from Lake Michigan because it falls within the Great Lakes basin. The community applied to receive more water for its western areas, which have unacceptably high levels of radium. From the DNR�s announce...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fontarome case shows the power and limits of environmental regul

What’s the best way to ensure that local industries are not sending a harmful amount of chemicals into our sewerage system? If you’re a river-watchdog group, you want the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) to force businesses to stay within the guidelines by levying fines and penalties on...

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