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MMSD Proposed 2020 Operations and Maintenance and Capital Budgets

09/17/19 11:00:am


Public Budget Hearings:

The purpose of these hearings is to receive comments on MMSD's 2020 Proposed Operations & Maintenance and Capital Budgets from residents and ratepayers. Public Hearings for MMSD’s 2020 Proposed Budgets will be held at 260 W. Seeboth - Milwaukee, WI on:

  • Monday, September 23rd, 6:00 pm
  • Monday, October 14th, 8:30 am


What is the annual impact of the 2020 budget on the average household in the MMSD service area?

District staff, as an example of impact, projects that the owner of a $200,000 home will pay on an annual basis an additional $10.89, or a 2.3% increase over 2019. 


Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Budget:

User charges are the O&M Budget’s primary funding source and are proposed to increase 2.5% over the 2019 budget. In addition to user charge billings, the District has other operating revenue sources. The District’s second-largest O&M revenue source is from Milorganite® net revenue. The Milorganite® net revenue in the 2020 O&M Budget is projected to be $10.4 million, an 4% increase from the 2019 O&M Budget.

The majority of overall expenditures in the O&M Budget include the operating contract with Veolia Water Milwaukee and energy expenditures at the water reclamation facilities.  This budget also funds a significant level of machinery and equipment maintenance at the water reclamation facilities, some of the District’s green infrastructure work, expanded information technology initiatives, marketing efforts for Milorganite®, as well as expenditures related to District salaries, wages, and benefits. 


Capital Budget:

The tax levy is the Capital Budget’s primary funding source and is proposed to increase 1.75% over the 2019 budget.  The majority of capital expenditures are for improvements and replacements of assets at the water reclamation facilities and in the conveyance system.  The capital budget also funds watercourse and flood management projects, the private property infiltration and inflow reduction program, most of the District’s green infrastructure work, and projects like the District’s 2050 Facilities Plan. 

Highlighted expenditures include:


For additional information, please access the District’s Proposed 2020 O&M and Capital Budgets here.

MMSD Proposed 2020 Operations and Maintenance and Capital Budgets