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    Milwaukees Next Step: WatershedRestoration Plans

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    Milwaukee WQI (RWQMPU)

    What to do next?

    Options Considered

    Watershed Reclamation Plans

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    State-charteredregional agency

    Provideswastewatertreatment for 1.1million customersin 28 communities

    Provides floodmanagement for100 miles ofstreams

    Active role in

    surface waterquality monitoringand research

    Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD)

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    MMSD completed the Water Pollution

    Abatement Program in 1994

    Expanded treatment to 550 MGD

    405 MG storage tunnel (SSO & CSO)

    1-2 CSOs per year and estimate of noSSO's

    Spent $2,300,000,000 (complete 1994)

    2002 Stipulation (complete 2010)

    $900 million to further reduce SSO's

    Additional storage

    Water quality benefit unclear

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    Water Quality Initiative (WQI)QI: Used the Watershed

    Approach

    Determine water pollution sources causing thewater quality problems

    Focus actions on greatest returns (where to spendthe next $1.00)

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    Joint study on water quality improvement two

    separate plans developed: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

    (MMSD) 2020 Facilities Plan 201 plan

    Southeastern Wisconsin Regional PlanningCommission (SEWRPC) Regional Water QualityManagement Plan Update 208 plan

    Worked closely with WDNR (MOU)

    Conclusions (RWQMPU)

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    How will the recommendations be implemented?

    SEWRPC does not have authority to implement

    MMSD has limited ability to implement nonpointsource controls and is limited by jurisdictional area

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    Mapof

    whereto

    go

    MRPI(SWWT)

    2003 - 2007

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    FRAMEWORK FOR THE WATERSHED RESTORATION PLANS

    SWWT

    WAT

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    Collaborative effort to achieve healthy andsustainable water resources throughout the GreaterMilwaukee Watersheds and nearshore LakeMichigan

    Non-governmental, non-taxing, voluntarypartnership

    One of the main goals: cooperatively implementprojects throughout the Greater Milwaukee

    Watersheds

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    Watershed Restoration Plans(WRPs)

    Following 9 elements of the Clean

    Water Act section 319 guidelines fordeveloping effective watershed plansfor threatened and impaired waters

    Collaborative effort with SWWT Scheduled to complete WRPs for 2 of

    the 6 watersheds by November 2009