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The Infrastructure That Supports Us
drinking water sources
The City of Milwaukee Water Works utility serves Milwaukee and 10 suburban communities with a user population in 1998 of 835,000. Its distribution system includes 1,933 miles of water mains and in 1996 pumped 52 billion gallons of Lake Michigan water. Also see our maps and information on Regional Watersheds.
- 334 Water Intake, North
- Water source for Milwaukee. 1 mile NNE into Lake Michigan, 60 feet deep. Call 414-286-2830.
- 335 Water Intake, South
- Water source for Milwaukee. 1-1/4 mile NNE into lake, 60 feet deep. Call 414-286-2830.
- 336 Pryor Avenue Iron Well
- Early Milwaukee well, first used in 1883. Still used for drinking water. S. Superior and E. Pryor Avenue. Call 414-286-2830.
- 337 Linwood Station Water Purification Plant
- Water source for north side of Milwaukee County. 3000 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. Call 414-286-2830.
- 338 Howard Avenue Water Purification Plant
- Water purification plant and pumping station for south side of Milwaukee County. 725 W. Howard Avenue. Call 414-286-2830.
- 339 North Point Pumping Station
- Major pumping station for north side of Milwaukee. 2275 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive. Call 414-286-2830.
- 340 Riverside Pumping Station
- Major pumping station for north side of Milwaukee. 1311 E. Chambers Street. Call 414-286-2830.
- 341 Texas Pumping Station
- Major pumping station for south side of Milwaukee. 2900 E. Texas Avenue. Call 414-286-2830.
energy grid generating plants
- 342 Milwaukee County Power Plant
- Power generator, coal fired. Burns 160 tons of coal per day, also natural gas and fuel oil. Generates 11 megawatts of electricity and steam heat for 7 customers on the Milwaukee County Grounds. Steam is cooled by cooling towers. 9250 W. Watertown Plank Road. Call 414-221-3333.
- 343 Oak Creek Power Plant
- Coal fired generator. Burns 5 to 10,000 tons of coal daily, generates 1,065 megawatts of electricity and uses 800,000 gallons of cooling water from Lake Michigan every minute. This water is returned to the lake. Provides energy to regional power grid. 4801 E. Elm Road. Call 414-221-3333.
- 344 Valley Power Plant
- Power generator, coal fired. On average burns 1,500 tons of coal per day, generates 280 megawatts of electricity and provides steam to 480 customers. 99.9% of fly ash is removed by filtration. Uses 110,800 gallons of Menomonee River water every minute to cool exhaust steam for reuse. Water is returned to the river. Provides energy to regional power grid. 1035 W. Canal Street. Call 414-221-3333.
- 347 Metro Landfill, Southside
- All landfill and waste transfer sites operated by Waste Management of Southeast Wisconsin. 10712 S. 124th St. Call 414-251-4000.
- 348 Orchard Ridge Landfill
- All landfill and waste transfer sites operated by Waste Management of Southeast Wisconsin. W124 N9355 Boundary Rd. Call 414-253-8620.
solid waste transfer stations
- 349 Waste Transfer Station
- All landfill and waste transfer sites operated by Waste Management of Southeast Wisconsin. 67th and Industrial Road. Call 414-253-8620.
- 350 Waste Transfer Station
- All landfill and waste transfer sites operated by Waste Management of Southeast Wisconsin. Linden and 38th Street. Call 414-253-8620.
wastewater tratment plants
- 345 Jones Island Wastewater Treatment Plant
- In operation for more than 70 years, this plant treats 112 milllion gallons of raw sewage a day on average. Nearly all solids from the treatment process are dried and made into Milorganite, a commercial organic fertilizer sold throughout North America. The five percent solids not recycled are landfilled. 700 E Jones St (beneath the Hoan Bridge south of the mouth of Milwaukee Harbor). Call 414-272-5100.
- 346 South Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Both of Milwaukee's wastewater treatment plants are contracted through the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD). MMSD is responsible for an18-year renovation of the area's wastewater collection and treatment system, including the 17-mile Deep Tunnel Project a wastewater overflow catchment system designed to keep pollutants out of Lake Michigan. 8700 S. Puetz Road. Call 414-272-5100.