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Karen Dettmer Appointed Interim Commissioner of DPW

Mayor Tom Barrett appointed Water Works Superintendent Karen Dettmer as Interim Commissioner of the Department of Public Works on December 17, 2021.

Read more: Mayor Barrett Press Release   
Read more: Interim Commissioner Dettmer Press Release

Wisconsin Policy Forum Award Winner!

The Milwaukee Water Equity Taskforce received the first ever "Effort to Advance Racial Equity" award from the Wisconsin Policy Forum in recognition of our work to address structural racism by creating a roadmap to achieving work force equity.

Water Main Replacement Projects

Our main replacement program replaces aging, critical infrastructure with new mains that provide reliable service and water pressure, and high quality water. There is no special assessment or added cost to taxpayers because the projects are paid for by the utility’s capital improvements budget, which is funded with revenues from water rates.

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Milwaukee Water Department Karen Dettmer,Superintendent 

Karen Dettmer, P.E.

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