MMSD Milwaukee

See How We're Doing

  • EPA Goal for capturing and cleaning wastewater = 85%

  • MMSD's performance since 1994 = 98.4%

 

Here's how we're doing so far in 2020:

2020 Volume treated

Gallons Treated: 70,028,000,000

Gallons Overflowed: 2,121,275,000

Total Gallons: 72,149,275,000

MMSD % Treated: 97.06%

2019_Capture_Chart_Green_1-3-2020.jpg

 

Since 1994, we've captured and cleaned more than

1.6 Trillion gallons of water and wastewater

How much water is that?

 

If we get a uniform inch of rain over MMSD's service area that's 7.1 billion gallons of water. 1.6 trillion gallons would cover the District with a uniform 225 inches, or 18.75 feet of water.

map of MMSD service location

MMSD's Milwaukee County Grounds Flood Management Project includes a 65 acre basin that holds 315 million gallons of water. 1.6 trillion gallons would fill the County Grounds basin 5,079 times.

Milwaukee County Grounds Basin

 

1.6 trillion gallons would fill up MMSD's
Deep Tunnel 3,071 times

Workers inside empty Deep Tunnel

 

1.6 trillion gallons would fill 53 million tanker cars that hold 30,000 gallons.

tanker train car

 

1.6 trillion gallons would fill 32 billion bath tubs that hold 50 gallons.

Bathtub