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Good planning is the hallmark of good government! It helps ensure that continuous service is maintained, high environmental standards are met, and costs (and surprises) are minimized. In the 2050 Facilities Plan (FP), the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), assesses the condition of its systems, establishes needs for improvement, evaluates options to address the needs of its systems, and identifies the projects and other actions that are required to continue to meet existing and anticipated permit requirements and projected future conditions. This self-assessment has been guided by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) requirements, MMSD's foundational goals, and by the MMSD Commission policy direction.
The MMSD 2050 Facilities Plan is under review by the WDNR and the Southeastern
Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
MMSD held a public hearing on June 15, 2020, as part of the official 30‐day public
Stakeholder and customer input was provided by regular input from MMSD’s
Technical Advisory Team and the Southeast Wisconsin Watersheds Trust ‐ Policy and Science committees.
This executive summary provides an overview of the MMSD's 2050 Facilities Plan and provides an outline to help MMSD meet its 2050 Foundational Goals. The purpose of the facilities plan is to document MMSD's existing facilities, identifies current and future needs, and provides a recommended plan to implement projects and programs to address those needs.
This document lists the table of contents for MMSD's 2050 Facilities Plan.
Chapter 1 outlines the purpose and goals of the 2050 Facilities Plan, provides an overview of the MMSD, summarizes the accomplishments that have been achieved subsequent to the issuance of the 2020 Facilities Plan , and outlines the asset management approach that informed the development of this facilities plan.
Appendix 1A - 2050 Facilities Plan Policy Direction
Appendix 1B - Functional Descriptions of MMSD Asset Systems
Chapter 2 describes the integration of the MMSD's 2050 Facilities Plan with other regional and MMSD organizational plans and activities.
Chapter 3 describes the roadmap that MMSD followed to evaluate its asset systems, identify system needs, and develop the alternative analyses and recommendations documented in this 2050 Facilities Plan.
Appendix 3A - Level of Service
The purpose of chapter 4 is to summarize future demand projections for MMSD’s asset systems by first identifying the drivers that are anticipated to impact asset demand in the future, documenting the projected impact, and describing how demand is being managed as of 2019.
Appendix 4A Conveyance Future Demand
Appendix 4B Water Reclamation Facilities and Biosolids Asset System
Appendix 4C - Watercourse and Flood Management Future Demand
Appendix 4D - Green Infrastructure Future Demand
Chapter 5 provides an assessment of existing facilities to identify the risks that may impact MMSD’s ability to meet its future goals. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a summary of potential risks in the four failure modes—capacity, physical mortality, level of service, and economic efficiency—for each asset system for the planning period from 2020 to 2050.
Appendix 5A Conveyance Assessment of Existing Facilities and Risks
Appendix 5B Water Reclamation Facilities and Biosolids Assessment of Existing Facilities and Risks
Appendix 5C Watercourse and Flood Management Assessment of Existing Facilities and Risks
Appendix 5D Green Infrastructure Assessment of Existing Facilities and Risks
Appendix 5E Energy Alternatives Selection
The development and evaluation of alternatives is a key element in the facilities planning process. The purpose of Chapter 6 is to describe the steps used to define, develop, and evaluate the alternatives that were evaluated to mitigate the potential risks identified in Chapter 5. This chapter also presents a summary of the recommended projects.
Appendix 6A - Conveyance Alternative Analyses
Appendix 6B Water Reclamation Facilities and Biosolids Alternative Analyses
Appendix 6C Watercourse and Flood Management Alternative Analyses
Appendix 6D - Green Infrastructure Alternative Analyses
Appendix 6E - System wide Alternative Analyses
Appendix 6F - Paired Comparison Weighting Process
Chapter 7 presents the recommended plan to meet regulatory guidelines and permit requirements through the regulatory planning period of 2020 to 2040 for this 2050 Facilities Plan.
Chapter 8 presents recommendations to help meet MMSD’s 2050 Foundational Goals, which are broader goals that go over and above the regulatory guidelines and permit requirements.
Chapter 9 discusses the implementation plan for the recommended programs and projects.
Appendix 9A Implementation Plan Cash Flow and Debt Tables
Appendix 9B Future Mass Balance Analysis - Full Project Implementation
Appendix 9C Summary of Public Participation
Appendix 9D Public Review Comments
The MMSD with the support of local stakeholders, wrote the Urban Biodiversity plan as part of the 2050 Facilities Plan, to help protect and restore native biodiversity within MMSD’s planning area through the application of green infrastructure.
The MMSD 2050 Facilities Plan glossary provides a listing of acronyms used, and a list of terms and definitions.