Thursday, February 7, 2013
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District is looking for green ideas to reduce flooding and improve water quality. If the organization selects your submission, you could be reimbursed 50 percent of the cost to create it.
Have a green idea that would reduce flooding and improve water quality? The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District wants to hear about it and they are willing to pony up some cash for good ideas. As part of the 2013 MMSD Green Infrastructure Partnership Program, they are looking to improve water quality by reducing basement back-ups, flooding by sewer overflows and are looking to implement natural storm water management programs that capture, store or filter rainwater. The program would reimburse 50 percent of the cost of eligible expenses for chosen applicants. In order to qualify for the program, applicants would need to provide MMSD with information about the effectiveness of their ‘green infrastructure’ idea including the costs; …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
One of three homes that experienced flooding in recent years has qualified for flood grant dollars, which could mean as much as 70 percent in funding to repair damage.
One of three homes that had been plagued by flooding in recent years in Muskego's Fountainwood subdivision on Longfellow Lane and Saroyan Road has become eligible for grant funds through the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR). According to City Engineer Dave Simpson, a municipal flood control grant recently became available through the DNR, and one of the homes qualified because of the home's ability to prove losses and the number of events that it experienced. The funding would offset costs of flood proofing the home, estimated at about $128,000, by 70 percent, putting the city's share at about $38,000. The Common Council voted to approve a resolution for the grant Tuesday night, as it was a requirement of the grant application …
Monday, December 12, 2011
County board may override Abele's veto on an April referendum that would ask if funds should be spent elsewhere.
According to an article in the Business Journal, A Milwaukee County Board supervisor is still pursuing a referendum and potential legal action against an interceptor sewer under construction in Franklin that could open about 8.5 square miles of farmland for development. The board will vote on Thursday on whether to override County Executive Chris Abele’s veto of a proposal to hold an advisory voter referendum on the project in April. Franklin and Muskego officials see the sewer paving the way for development on a tract of land larger than some area cities. Supervisor John Weishan, who sponsors the plan to hold an advisory referendum on the project in April, said the region’s floods and basement backups also have economic consequences, and…
Monday, September 26, 2011
Milwaukee County Supervisor feels other communities have a greater need, given 2010 flooding in northern suburbs, and wants the matter put to a referendum.
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Monday, September 26, 2011