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Milwaukee is a National Leader in Water Quality
and in the Water Community
The Milwaukee Water Works is a national leader in providing high-quality drinking water, and is recognized in the national water community for its comprehensive water quality monitoring program and operations. The Water Works was organized on April 18, 1871 and began operations September 14, 1874. We are proud to serve as the longest continuously operating water utility in Wisconsin.
The Water Research Foundation (WRF) awarded its 2016 Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research to the Milwaukee Water Works. The award honors member utilities that have successfully applied WRF research to make notable improvements to their water treatment, delivery and management processes. The award, presented in June, "celebrates the persistence and dedication of some of WRF's most influential partners." The Milwaukee Water Works also was featured as the WRF observes its 50th anniversary this year. Milwaukee continues to participate in WRF projects benefitting the drinking water community, as seen in a video here. Read the Milwaukee Water Works and Ozone story.
In September, the Wisconsin Section of the American Water Works Association presented its Utility Special Achievement Award to the Milwaukee Water Works for its Lead Service Line Program.
We are proud to announce Superintendent Carrie M. Lewis has been appointed chair of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC). Ms. Lewis previously served as a member of the council. The appointment was made by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. NDWAC supports EPA in performing its duties and responsibilities related to the national drinking water program. The council most recently advised the EPA in considering Long-Term Revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule, addressing sample site selection criteria, lead sampling protocols, public education for copper, measures to ensure optimal corrosion control treatment, and lead service line replacement.