While we work to further reduce sewer overflows, major storms can still overwhelm the sanitary sewer system.  

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District is taking an innovative approach to reducing water pollution from sewer overflows by issuing Water Drop Alerts when large storms threaten the area.

What do you do when an alert is issued?
It's simple. Try to use less water until the storm passes.

  • Hold off on washing dishes
  • Do the laundry tomorrow if there's heavy rain today
  • take a shorter shower 

By using less water, you're helping reduce the amount of sewage that might end up in the environment if there is an overflow.
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.  

Click on this link and follow the directions to receive a text message when a Water Drop Alert is issued.  
Or, text: WATERDROP to 797979.