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Starting January 12th, 2021, we invite public, not-for-profit, and private sector organizations within eligible municipalities to apply for funding from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) to create new rain gardens, bioswales, green roofs, and a variety of techniques that help capture and harness rain and melting snow.
The program offers incentive funding on a per-gallon-captured, reimbursement basis for green infrastructure strategies designed to capture and clean water where it falls. Applications are scored based on an established set of criteria focused on the applicant’s ability and commitment to implement, maintain, and promote their project. MMSD is seeking partners that will foster the acceptance and implementation of green infrastructure as a viable means of managing water where it falls.
By installing green infrastructure on your property, you can play an important role in protecting our local waters while enabling your organization to become more green and sustainable. Helping capture stormwater on your property helps prevent excess water from entering our sewers. Excess water contributes to sewer overflows and basement backups.
All inquiries regarding the Green Infrastructure Partnership Program should be directed to Nathan Churchill, Procurement Specialist, at NChurchill@mmsd.com.
Bayside; Brown Deer; Cudahy; Fox Point; Franklin; Glendale; Greendale; Greenfield; Hales Corners; Milwaukee; Muskego; Oak Creek; River Hills; Saint Francis; Shorewood; Wauwatosa; West Allis; West Milwaukee; and Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Green infrastructure projects are consistent with MMSD's 2035 Vision and Strategic Objectives and our long-range goal to eliminate sewer overflows, improve water quality, and incorporate an overall triple-bottom-line sustainable approach to operations. Projects funded through the GIPP support implementation of the District’s Regional Green Infrastructure Plan (RGIP) (2013), Urban Biodiversity Plan (2018), and the Resilience Plan (2019).
MMSD's interest in green infrastructure is to increase the implementation of innovative approaches to wet weather management that is cost-effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Green infrastructure management approaches and technologies infiltrate, capture, and reuse stormwater to maintain, restore, or mimic nature by draining it into the ground to reduce water pollution.
Projects should seek to demonstrate a connection or relationship to the purpose and function of other MMSD watercourse flood management, and green infrastructure work.