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Ever wonder where that water goes after it flows down your shower drain or sink or flushed down your toilet?
We can help you find these answers, better understand where your tax dollars go, and how you can get involved.
Join us on September 25th, 2021, at Historic Milwaukee’s Doors Open Event for the opportunity to tour the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility in-person. To keep us all safe, in-person tours will be limited this year, and registration is required.
This single-day allows anyone to tour the facility, one of two water reclamation facilities in MMSD’s regional sewer system, and explore this engineering wonder that cleans this region’s wastewater. At this event, you’ll learn about how we make Milorganite® Fertilizer, the water reclamation process, and tips for managing water on your property.
You will meet some of the people who are dedicated to protecting you and Lake Michigan. I hope that, once you have visited, you will understand the challenging jobs we have and how dedicated we are to protecting the public and the environment. Please join us on this special day and learn how you can help protect our water.
We are also offering a virtual tour option of the Jones Island Water Reclamation facility from September 25th to October 3rd, 2021.
Kevin L. Shafer, P.E.
Executive Director - Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
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Visitors may participate in one or both of the tours that are available on a first-come, first-served basis:
Take the Virtual Tour
Take a free virtual tour of the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility, see how we clean wastewater, how Milorganite® fertilizer is made, and what you can do at your home to manage water where it falls as part of Historic Milwaukee’s Doors Open 2021. Some of the highlights include:
Tour Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility Virtually:
Learn About Milorganite® Fertilizer :
Manage Water Where It Falls Video:
Check out the recap of Doors Open 2019 to experience what Doors Open 2021 will be like at the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility.
Protect your home by managing water where it falls with a beautiful low-maintenance landscape that is filled with healthy plants. By managing water where it falls at your home, you reduce the risk of water in your basement, lessen ponding in your landscape, improve water quality, and help protect Lake Michigan.