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Affordable land and leasing costs, abundant fresh water, an educated workforce, low business costs and easy access to financing, technical assistance and efficient transportation have helped local businesses succeed and grow.
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Milwaukee Water Works
The Milwaukee Water Works was established on April 18, 1871. The utility began pumping water from Lake Michigan on Sept. 14, 1874. We are proud to serve as the longest continuously operating water utility in the State of Wisconsin.
The North Point Water Tower
The North Point Fountain in North Point Water Tower Park
North Point Pumping Station
The Linnwood Water Treatment Plant
A Century of Water
Read about the origin and development of the Milwaukee Water Works in "A Century of Milwaukee Water" by Elmer W. Becker, Former Superintendent, 1964-1972. The 29 chapters are divided here in thirds. Find the Table of Contents on page 2.
Milwaukee, A City Built on Water
Historian John Gurda explores how the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan spurred Milwaukee's growth. (A production of Wisconsin Eye Public Affairs Network in collaboration with Milwaukee Public Television.)
Origins of the Milwaukee Water Works, by Bruce Jordan. "Milwaukee History," The Magazine of the Milwaukee County Historical Society, Volume 9 Spring, 1986; Number 1. Copyright, 1986 by the Milwaukee County Historical Society
Annual Inspection expedition by the Mayor and Common Council 1895
Enjoy your coffee in a North Point Water Tower commemorative cup!
How long does it take to treat water? It takes approximately 22 hours for water to move from Lake Michigan through the entire Linnwood Water Treatment Plant. The time it takes for the water to move from the treatment plant to your home depends on how far you live from the plant and overall system demand at any given time.
North Point Water Tower by W. H. Sherman
1914 Truck at City Hall
Customer Service Center
For billing and related questions:
24-Hour Control Center
For water emergencies only:
Zeidler Municipal Building, 841 N. Broadway, Room 406, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 4:45 PM
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