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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.

1914 truck at City Hall

1914 Milwaukee Water
Works truck at
City Hall

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Milwaukee Water Works



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Customer Service Center

Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway, Room 406
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Open Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 3268, Milwaukee, WI 53201-3268


 (414) 286-2830

24-Hour Control Center  

 (414) 286-3710


 (414) 286-8801


 (414) 286-5452

Email (non-emergency)