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 Abundant Treatment Capacity 

Milwaukee’s water source is Lake Michigan, the sixth largest freshwater lake on earth. Unlike communities that depend on finite sources of groundwater, Milwaukee has excess capacity in its water supply. Water treated and used is returned to the lake.

Our system pumpage is 130 million gallons per day (mgd) but our daily system practical capacity is 360 mgd.

Without treatment plant expansion, the Milwaukee Water Works can reliably provide an additional 100 mgd while maintaining an adequate safety margin for fire suppression.

Milwaukee can put its supply and treatment capacity to work on behalf of businesses and industry that require the certainty of an abundant and reliable water supply.

The Competitive Cost Advantage

Water Marketing Specialist

Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway, Room 409
Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 286-2803
E-mail Water Marketing Specialist

Contact our economic development partners for additional resources:

Milwaukee Department of City Development

(414) 286-5800

Milwaukee Economic Development Corp.

(414) 286-5840

MILWAUKEE 7 Regional Economic Development Partnership


Development Partnership

(866) 596-6463 or (414) 287-4126

FaB Milwaukee Network

The Water Council

(414) 828-3817