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2019 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 plan to replace 18 miles of main in 2019. One mile may not seem like a very long distance, but each mile represents approximately 12 separate projects; 15 miles require administering about 180 contracts each year.

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 which runs from April into December, weather permitting. Track the progress of a project in any street below. The projects are listed numerically by aldermanic district.

•    When a project contract is awarded, we mail letters to customers affected by the project about what to expect and instructions for street parking during construction. 
•    Just before the start of construction, our inspectors go door-to-door to contact residents and businesses with the actual start date, or leave a door hanger indicating the date. 
•    Throughout the project, our staff will make several contacts with customers to notify them of significant stages of the project.

As noted in the Main Replacement Notice letter, during the course of construction, there may be periods of inactivity.  This is temporary and allows time for testing and coordination of multiple projects. Upon completion of the project, we will ensure clean-up and site restoration.

Water main replacement projects will affect 250 properties with lead service lines in 2019 and replacement of the lead service line is mandatory. The service line connecting the main to the meter may be made of lead. In these projects, we sever the service line connection from the old main, replace the lead service line with copper, and connect the new copper service line to the new main. We will notify customers if a main replacement requires replacing their lead service line.    

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What to expect/Qué se puede esperar 

Parking during construction
Estacionamiento durante la construccion
 

2019 City of Milwaukee Project Location

Ald. District

Start Date

Status

N 37TH ST - W HAMPTON AV TO W FAIRMOUNT AV 01 Pending  
W BOBOLINK AV - N 27TH ST TO N TEUTONIA AV 01 4/3/2019 Work Completed
W STARK ST - N 36TH ST TO N 37TH ST 01 Pending  
N TEUTONIA AV - 100' S/O W CARMEN AV TO W FLORIST AV 01 3/25/2019 Work Completed
N 65TH ST - W SILVER SPRING DR TO W CARMEN AV 02 6/5/2019 Pavement Restoration
N 66TH ST - W SILVER SPRING DR TO W THURSTON AV 02 6/10/2019 Pavement Restoration
N 68TH ST - W SILVER SPRING DR TO W FLORIST AV 02 5/28/2019 Pavement Restoration
N 70TH ST - W SILVER SPRING DR W BOBOLINK AV 02 2/23/2019 Final Restoration
N 92ND ST  -  W BIRCH AV TO W SILVER SPRING DR 02 5/13/2019 Final Restoration
N 95TH ST - W SILVER SPRING DR TO W THURSTON AV 02 3/19/2019 Work Completed
W BIRCH AV  -  N 92ND ST TO W BECKETT AV 02 5/14/2019 Final Restoration
W SHERIDAN AV - N 92ND ST TO N 95TH ST 02 5/15/2019 Final Restoration
E WELLS ST / W WELLS ST  -  N BROADWAY TO N 6TH ST 04 Pending  
W WISCONSIN AV  -  N 20TH ST TO N 38TH ST 04 4/23/2018 Work Completed
N 78TH ST - W BURLEIGH ST TO W AUER AV 05 7/19/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
N 78TH ST - W LISBON AV TO W NASH ST 05 8/16/2019 Installing Water Main
N 79TH ST - W AUER AV TO W LISBON AV 05 7/31/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
N 80TH ST - W TOWNSEND ST TO W NASH ST 05 6/17/2019 Final Restoration
N 82ND ST - W KEEFE AV TO 250' N/O W NASH ST 05 6/27/2019 Pavement Restoration
N 82ND ST - W VIENNA AV TO W MELVINA ST 05 7/3/2019 Pavement Restoration
N 84TH ST - W VIENNA AV TO W CAPITOL DR 05 8/8/2019 Flushing, Sampling, Testing
N 86TH ST - W KEEFE AV TO 240' N/O W MELVINA ST 05 7/15/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
N 87TH ST - W AUER AV TO W CONCORDIA AV 05 7/5/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
N 88TH ST - W AUER AV TO W CONCORDIA AV 05 7/11/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
N 90TH ST - W TOWNSEND ST W METCALF PL 05 Pending  
N 92ND ST - W AUER AV TO W CONCORDIA AV 05 8/13/2019 Flushing, Sampling, Testing
N 95TH ST - W BURLEIGH ST TO W AUER AV 05 8/5/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
W AUER AV - N 88TH ST TO N 89TH ST 05 7/17/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
W KEEFE AV - N 90TH ST TO N 91ST ST 05 Pending  
W CAPITOL DR - N 1ST ST TO N 2ND ST 06 Pending  
W CAPITOL DR - N 2ND ST TO N GREEN BAY AV 06 Pending  
N PORT WASHINGTON RD - W HAMPTON AV TO 150' N/O W HAMPTON AV 06 Pending  
N 38TH ST - W GLENDALE AV TO W COURTLAND AV 07 7/30/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
N 39TH ST - W RUBY AV TO W COURTLAND AV 07 5/13/2019 Final Restoration
N 42ND ST - W GLENDALE AV TO W PECK PL  07 8/7/2019 Flushing, Sampling, Testing
N 44TH ST - W GREEN TREE RD TO 530' N/O W GREEN TREE RD 09 6/13/2019 Final Restoration
N 57TH ST - N EDGEWORTH DR TO W LUEBBE LA 09 5/23/2019 Final Restoration
N 61ST ST - W CARMEN AV TO W KAUL AV 09 5/31/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
N 62ND ST - W BOBOLINK AV TO W KAUL AV 09 6/19/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
N 63RD ST - W FLORIST AV TO W KAUL AV 09 7/1/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
W ACACIA ST - N HASTINGS ST TO N 89TH ST 09 7/16/2019 Pavement Restoration
W BOBOLINK AV - N 61ST ST TO N 63RD ST 09 5/28/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services - Work on Hold
W BRENTWOOD AV - 40' N/O W MILL RD TO N 78TH ST 09 6/17/2019 Final Restoration
W BRENTWOOD AV - N 83RD ST TO N 89TH ST 09 6/24/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
W DAPHNE ST - N HASTINGS ST TO N 89TH ST 09 7/16/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
W DOUGLAS AV - W KAUL AV TO N SHERMAN BL 09 4/22/2019 Work Completed
N EDGEWORTH DR - N HIGHVIEW DR TO W LUEBBE LA 09 5/9/2019 Final Restoration
N FAIRWAY PL - W PARKLAND AV TO N 55TH ST 09 5/31/2019 Final Restoration
N FRESNO ST - W BRENTWOOD AV TO N 89TH ST 09 7/8/2019 Pavement Restoration
N HASTINGS ST - W ACACIA ST TO W KIEHNAU AV 09 7/15/2019 Pavement Restoration
W KAUL AV - N 60TH ST TO N 64TH ST 09 6/6/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
W KIEHNAU AV - N HASTINGS ST TO N 89TH ST 09 7/24/2019 Pavement Restoration
W PARKLAND AV - N 51ST BL TO N EDGEWORTH DR 09 6/7/2019 Final Restoration
N 75TH ST - W NASH ST TO W MELVINA ST 10 Pending  
W VIENNA CT - 200' SW/O N 75TH ST TO N 75TH ST 10 Pending  
S 6OTH ST  - W KINNICKINNIC RIVER PK TO W MORGAN AV 11 4/1/2019 Work Completed
S 67TH ST  - 150' N/O W FINGER PL TO W HARRISON AV 11 Pending  
S 69TH ST  - W ARTHUR AV TO W CLEVELAND AV 11 8/27/2019 Installing Water Main
S 70TH ST - W ARTHUR AV TO W KINNICKINNIC RIVER PK 11 8/6/2019 Installing Water Main
S 71ST ST - W ARTHUR AV TO W DAKOTA ST 11 8/5/2019 Flushing, Sampling, Testing
S 88TH ST - W MORGAN AV TO W CRAWFORD AV 11 6/26/2019 Pavement Restoration
S 89TH ST - W WARNIMONT AV TO W CRAWFORD AV 11 6/14/2019 Pavement Restoration
S 90TH ST - W WILBUR AV TO W CRAWFORD AV 11 7/22/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
S 91ST ST - W WILBUR AV TO W CRAWFORD AV 11 7/30/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
W HARRISON AV - S 67TH ST TO S 71ST ST 11 8/15/2019 Flushing, Sampling, Testing
W OKLAHOMA AV - S 49TH ST TO S 60TH ST 11 5/2/2018 Work Completed
S 10TH ST - W BURNHAM ST TO W ROGERS ST (N/L) 12 7/15/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
W BURNHAM ST - S 10TH ST TO S 11TH ST 12 7/23/2019 Wet Connection and Connection of Services
W PIERCE ST - S 9TH ST TO S 10TH ST 12 7/10/2019 Final Restoration
S 22ND PL - W LAYTON AV TO W BARNARD AV 13 5/7/2019 Work Completed
S 24TH ST - W BARNARD AV W CARPENTER AV 13 6/10/2019 Work Completed
W LAYTON AV - S HOWELL AV TO S 27TH ST 13 5/6/2019 Final Restoration
S CHASE AV - W LINCOLN AV TO W OHIO AV 14 5/16/2019 Final Restoration
W FOND DU LAC AV - W WALNUT ST TO W ROOSEVELT DR 15 4/26/2019 Work Completed
N TEUTONIA AV - W GARFIELD AV TO W GROELING AV 15 4/22/2019 Work on Hold

 

Suburban Retail Customer Projects

Municipality

Start Date

Status

S 92ND ST - W HOWARD AV TO W FOREST HOME AV Greenfield 5/3/2019 Work Completed
S 108TH ST - W BELOIT RD TO W HOWARD AV Greenfield 6/20/2018 Work Completed
W FOREST HOME AV - S 92ND ST Greenfield 5/3/2019 Work Completed
W MORGAN AV - S 43RD ST TO W FOREST HOME AV Greenfield 4/5/2019 Work Completed
S 108TH ST - W EDGERTON AV TO W COLLEGE AV Hales Corners 4/4/2018 Work Completed

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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

Telephone

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