Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Proposed Jones Island water reclamation facility improvements Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

December 19, 2008 by the Southeast Region

MADISON – The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) has requested approval from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to make improvements at the Jones Island Water Reclamation Facility.

The project involves relining of nine concrete wet wells in the Thickening Facility at Jones Island. The Thickening Facility houses equipment used to thicken waste - activated sludge prior to the manufacture of Milorganite. These enhancements are necessary to protect these structures from corrosion and includes:
  • Removal and replacement of existing liners;
  • Removal of existing plug valves;
  • Installation of new plug valves; and,

Miscellaneous associated work. These improvements are estimated to cost approximately $1.65 million. MMSD anticipates financing the projects with a Clean Water Fund low-interest loan. User charges will not increase as a result of this project.

Although the proposed project is not expected to involve significant environmental impacts, the public is invited to comment. Provide comments by Friday, January 2, 2009, to Gerry Novotny, Bureau of Watershed Management, Department of Natural Resources, Box 7921, Madison, Wisconsin 53707, (608) 267-7625.

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