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Contact: Bill Graffin
MMSD Public Information Manager
(Milwaukee, WI) – The owner of a $200,000 home would pay an estimated $8.71 more next year, compared to 2020, for District services if proposed budgets are approved by Commissioners of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD).
The proposed 2021 capital budget totals $218.1 million with a tax levy increase of 1% over 2020 levels. Next year’s proposed user charge billings would increase 1% from 2020 upon approval of a $106.7 million operations and maintenance budget.
The proposed capital and operation and maintenance budgets, in their entirety, can be found here.
MMSD customers are encouraged to provide input on the proposed budgets through the contact us section of mmsd.com, or one of the public hearings listed below.
Visitors will be required to wear masks, abide by state-mandated social distance guidelines, and fill out our Visitor Check-In Form prior to arrival.
Monday, September 28th, 6:00 p.m.
District Headquarters, 260 W. Seeboth, Milwaukee
Monday, October 12th, 8:30 a.m.
The tax levy is the Capital Budget’s primary funding source. 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.
User charges are the O&M Budget’s primary funding source. 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 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.