One Way MMSD Plans to Address Flooding Problems and Other Headlines of Local Interest

As you probably know, South Milwaukee has its own wastewater utility — one independent of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.

I think this is a positive for our city, giving us local control over this important public works responsibility.

That said, I think it’s important to keep an eye on what MMSD is doing in response to basement backups and other flooding problems arising from last July’s storms. The district’s latest proposal: potentially charge homeowners an average of $3,000 to repair sewer laterals and disconnect foundation drains.

Learn more in this Journal Sentinel story.

I’ll tell you that there are no plans for a similar response in South Milwaukee, where we are planning to focus on some bigger picture solutions, rather than going home by home and putting the cost of some of these fixes directly on the backs of property owners. Learn more in my previous post on this … and stay tuned for more details on some of the projects we’ll be undertaking in 2011 and beyond in coming weeks.

And check out these other headlines of local interest:

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