Latest Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Stories

2008-10-02 15:00:30

By DON BEHM Oak Creek officials want to jump-start development of 255 acres of open space on the city's south side by acquiring the property early next year from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District at a cost of $7 million, city attorney Lawrence Haskin said.

2008-09-30 00:00:18

By Sean Ryan The Kinnickinnic River is too shallow for barges, so contractors stabilizing the stream bank must tiptoe around trees when carving paths to access the work sites.

2008-09-02 00:00:12

By Sean Ryan Unless something unexpected crops up, New Berlin's application to buy Lake Michigan water should gain state approval. "I'm certainly not aware of any new problematic issues," said Todd Ambs, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Water Division administrator.

2008-07-29 15:01:02

By DON BEHM Workers in protective gear used a bucket and pump Monday to remove an estimated 100 gallons of thick, dark-colored liquid contaminated with toxic chemicals from a sump outside the former Milwaukee Die Casting Co. at 4132 N. Holton St.

2008-06-23 00:00:11

By The Associated Press Fake FEMA officials reported VIROQUA, Wis. - Vernon County officials say people are posing as fake representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

2008-06-20 03:00:00

By Lee Bergquist and Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 20--Rains and widespread flooding earlier this month prompted 161 Wisconsin communities to discharge hundreds of millions of gallons of untreated sewage into waterways, the state Department of Natural Resources said.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.