Milwaukee Church Breaks Ground with MMSD on 1.8 Million Gallon Green Infrastructure Project
(Milwaukee, WI) – The Fresh Coast Protection Partnership, the community-based partnership between Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) and Corvias announces the construction of its first green infrastructure project at the New Testament Church of Milwaukee.
The partnership, approved in 2019, was developed to implement and manage green infrastructure (GI) projects across MMSDs service area through an integrated delivery approach that provides innovation, efficiency and inclusion in support of MMSDs overarching goals to reduce overflow volumes, localized flooding and improving water quality.
Located in the Menomonee River Watershed, the project will consist of a constructed wetland, to capture and treat 1.86 million gallons of stormwater from the surrounding area. In addition to managing water where it falls, the constructed wetland will also help to clean stormwater before it is released into the little Menomonee River and offer habitat for wildlife.
The project will also provide educational opportunities supporting STEM education at New Testament Church Christian Academy, creating access to equitable opportunities for environmental education for students and members of the community.