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2020 Water Main Replacement Projects  

To improve the reliability of our distribution system, we replace water mains based on an index we developed that ranks the condition of each segment of main and its likelihood of failure. In some cases, water main projects are moved up the list so they are completed prior to a street paving project or major development.

We are replacing 20 miles of main in 2020. One mile may not seem like a very long distance, but each mile represents about 12 separate projects with their own contracts.

Milwaukee Water Works capital projects are funded in part by the Wisconsin Safe Drinking Water Loan Program and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  

A main replacement is usually completed in 6-12 weeks during the construction season, April-December, weather permitting. Track the progress of a project in any street in the chart below. 

Water main replacement projects will affect 300 properties with lead service lines in 2020 and will require the replacement of the lead service line with copper. The service line connects the main to the meter. We will notify customers if a main replacement requires replacing their lead service line.  Search our records to see if your service line is made of lead.shovel and construction cone image

What to expect/Qué se puede esperar
Parking during construction Estacionamiento durante la construccion

Terms used to describe the status of a main replacement project 

2020 City of Milwaukee Project Location

Ald. District

Start Date


N 110TH ST - W HAMPTON AV to W CAMERON AV   5 3/16/2020 Installing Water Main
W NASH ST - N 96TH ST to N 100TH ST 5 3/16/2020 Installing Water Main
N TEUTONIA AV - W GROELING AV to W CAPITOL DR   6 3/17/2020 Scheduled To Start Construction
N 30TH ST - W MELVINA PL to W CAPITOL DR 7 3/16/2020 Installing Water Main 


Suburban Retail Customer Projects


Start Date




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