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The MMSD Deep Tunnels have prevented more than 125 billion gallons of pollution from getting into Lake Michigan. Thanks to the deep tunnels and many other improvements, MMSD has captured and cleaned 98.4% of all the water and wastewater that's entered the regional sewer system since 1994.
CURRENT STORAGE 79 million gallons
MAX CAPACITY 432 million gallons
LENGTH 21.4 MILES
DIAMETER 17 FT. TO 32FT
DEPTH UNDERGROUND 300 FT.
As of 7/21/19, 9:20 PM
CURRENT STORAGE 15 million gallons
MAX CAPACITY 89 million gallons
LENGTH 7.1 MILES
DEPTH UNDERGROUND 135ft. TO 175 FT.
MMSD runs two water reclamation facilities, Jones Island and South Shore, that clean residential and industrial wastewater for 28 communities with approximately 1.1 million people in the Milwaukee area.
CURRENTLY TREATING 137 million gallons / day
MAX CAPACITY 275 million gallons / day
CURRENTLY TREATING 268 million gallons / day
MAX CAPACITY 300 million gallons / day
Want to see how much rain we've had in the last two or three weeks?
This page is automatically updated. The data have not been verified and may contain errors. As data are verified, MMSD reserves the right to make corrections to values as necessary. MMSD is providing this data as is and the user assumes the entire risk of use of this data.
While we work to further reduce sewer overflows, major storms can still overwhelm the sanitary sewer system.
The Watershed Team of Common Ground is taking an innovative approach to reducing water pollution from sewer overflows by issuing text message Water Drop Alerts when large storms threaten the area. When a Water Drop Alert is issued it will be publicized through local media announcements, acting as a reminder to use less water until the storm passes.
What do you do when an alert is issued?
It's simple. Try to use less water until the storm passes.
Help keep water out of your home, reduce water pollution and save money during heavy rains by conducting a home audit, inside and out. Rain Check can help you identify and correct potential problems that could lead to water damage and more. By managing water where it falls, we can all help reduce the risk of basement backups and water pollution.
If you own a home, you own a sewer pipe. And, most of us don’t maintain that pipe until there’s a problem. Learn about your basement's laterals, foundation drains, and how to prep your home to avoid basement flooding.
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