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Managing water where it falls is an effective way to reduce pollution and water problems for neighbors downhill. Annually, we invite public, not-for-profit, and private sector organizations within eligible municipalities to apply for funding from 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.
Applications for the Green Infrastructure Partnership Program (GIPP) is closed for 2021. Stay tuned for the 2022 application announcement.
The program offers incentive funding on a per-gallon captured, reimbursement basis for a host of green infrastructure strategies designed to capture and clean water where it falls. Applications are competitively scored based on an established set of criteria focused on the applicant’s ability and commitment to implement, maintain, and promote the project. MMSD is seeking partners that will foster the acceptance and implementation of green infrastructure (GI) as a viable means of managing water where it falls.
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.
The Green Solutions program provides a financial incentive to the municipalities MMSD serves for implementation of green infrastructure (GI) and combined sewer separation to help achieve Total Maximum Daily Load compliance while also progressing towards MMSD's 2035 Vision’s goals related to integrated watershed management.·
The Green Infrastructure Standard Specifications and Plan Templates help develop simplified planning and design tools to promote more widespread implementation of green infrastructure strategies throughout MMSD’s service area.
MMSD has generated a Green Vendor List to further promote the use of GI. The Green Vendor list serves as a resource for those interested in GI projects, products, and services. MMSD makes no guarantee as to professional standing or quality of work. As with any contract work; check references, license and bond status, and professional certifications where applicable.