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Milwaukee is a National Leader in Water Quality
The Milwaukee Water Works is a national leader in providing high-quality drinking water. We are recognized for our comprehensive water quality monitoring program. The Water Research Foundation (WRF) awarded its Outstanding Subscriber Award for Applied Research to the Milwaukee Water Works in June. 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 "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 in 2016. 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
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.