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MMSD's Water Reclamation Facility Tours

(Not available December 1st through February 28th)
Group tours, suitable for adults and students grades 5 and up, of the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility are available.
To schedule a tour, contact our contracted operator, Veolia Water. 
Call (414) 514-6859 or email: meredith.wittmann@veolia.com
Scheduling your tour at least 3 to 4 weeks in advance is recommended.

Central Laboratory

On a limited basis, groups of 10 or less can tour our Central Laboratory. Learn about environmental testing in the state's largest municipal wastewater testing laboratory.  Contact us to discuss alternative presentations for larger groups.  To schedule, call (414) 225-2191 or email cpalmer@mmsd.com. Submitting your tour request at least 30 days in advance is recommended.

Pelagos Water Quality Monitoring Vessel

On a limited basis and for groups of 15 or less, tours can be scheduled for high school groups aboard the Pelagos.  Learn about the equipment used in water sampling and differing land conditions that impact water quality.  Contact us to discuss alternative presentations for larger groups. To schedule, call (414) 225-2191 or email cpalmer@mmsd.com.  Submitting your tour request at least 30 days in advance is recommended.

Flood Management & Green Infrastructure

Throughout portions of the six watersheds in the MMSD service area, flood management projects have included structural measures (things we build) and nonstructural measures (land we acquire and practices we adopt).
Some examples include:

  • Floodwater basins
  • Property acquisitions and easements
  • Property floodproofing
  • Earthen berms and floodwalls
  • Stream corridor improvements
  • Staff-led tours of some of the green infrastructure project sites can be arranged by MMSD. 
  • Self-guided tours are also feasible to view green infrastructure demonstrated at:
  • MMSD Parking Lot