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Customer Service Options

Milwaukee Water Works Customer Service Center in the Zeidler Municipal Building has REOPENED to walk-in customer visits. In keeping with the City's current policy, masks/face coverings are required while in the building. If you are unable to visit in person, payment drop boxes are still available inside the entrances to the Municipal Building and City Hall. Or, pay your bill by mail, online, or by phone.

Please pay your bill by mail, in person or online. Contact Customer Service at (414) 286-2830 or email watwebcs@milwaukee.gov.

You can drop off a payment in the lobby of the Municipal Building or City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. No cash, please. The payment drop boxes are located inside the doors of the:

  • Municipal Building in the Broadway entrance lobby

  • Municipal Building in the Market Street entrance lobby

  • City Hall Rotunda first floor

Racial Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Public Works is fully committed to the initiative put forth by Mayor Tom Barrett in Advancing and Achieving Racial Equity and Inclusion. DPW aims to demonstrate and foster a culture of inclusion, equity and social justice for our employees. And in working with the City’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, DPW employees will be receiving the resources and tools needed to effectively manage conversations about racism and equity.

DPW Divisions

Administrative Services

The Administrative Services Division serves as department liaison to elected officials and the public, and coordinates major transportation, environmental and economic development-related projects. In addition, this division is responsible for coordinating the department's budgets finance and planning, payroll, personnel, employee safety, and contract management. The division also manages all communication responsibilities including media relations for the department and special event permits.

Infrastructure

The Infrastructure Division has the responsibility for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all streets, alleys, bridges, public way lighting, traffic control signs and signals, sewers, and underground conduit systems. This division is the largest of four divisions in the Department of Public Works, with a workforce that expands in excess of 1,000 employees during the construction and repair season.

Operations Division

The Operations Division provides Sanitation, Forestry, Fleet, and Parking services to City of Milwaukee residents and visitors. Responsible for solid waste collection and disposal, recycling and waste reduction, trees and landscaping, fleet maintenance and dispatch, snow and ice control, and parking functions, Operations is dedicated year-round to keeping Milwaukee clean, manicured and safe.

 

Milwaukee Water Works

The Milwaukee Water Works is nationally recognized for providing safe, high-quality water and excellent service to 865,000 people in 16 communities in Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Waukesha Counties.

City of Milwaukee Commissioner of Public Works Jeffrey Polenske 

Jeffrey Polenske, Commissioner


Contact Us


 414-286-2489


 dpwmilw@milwaukee.gov


 Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building 841 North Broadway, Room 501 Milwaukee, WI 53202 


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