Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
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Milwaukee Church Breaks Ground with MMSD on 1.8 Million Gallon Green Infrastructure Project

 

By - May 18th, 2021 12:27 pm

(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.

The New Testament Church of Milwaukee constructed wetland project is the first project in the Program’s pilot phase of work to get to construction. New Testament Church is situated on 64 acres, located on the northwest side of the City of Milwaukee with a congregation of approximately 850 members.

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.

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One thought on “Milwaukee Church Breaks Ground with MMSD on 1.8 Million Gallon Green Infrastructure Project”

  1. Dennis Grzezinski says:

    Am very glad to see this first Green Infrastructure project by the Fresh Coast Protection Partnership!

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