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Environmental Stewardship

Milwaukee has an abundant water resource in Lake Michigan, which contributes to a high quality of life and a reliable supply of fresh drinking water. We use Lake Michigan water and return it to the lake. As a steward of the resource, the Milwaukee Water Works uses sustainable practices to reduce its energy, carbon and water footprints while purifying and pumping the water. We focus on supply-side conservation, water accountability, energy conservation, operational efficiency and consumer advocacy to prevent water waste. The Milwaukee Water Works has received several environmental stewardship awards for these activities.

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Help Protect Source Water

Safely Dispose of Unused Medicine, Household Hazardous Waste, and Electronics A clean water source is one of the barriers to protect public health. The Milwaukee Water Works analyzes Lake Michigan water and treated drinking water for regulated and non-regulated contaminants, including pharmaceuticals. These compounds are present in the lake water but none have been found in treated drinking water.

Properly dispose of unused medicines and waste chemicals to prevent Lake Michigan pollution:
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Dispose of household hazardous waste

Visit the MMSD website for information about Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

Dispose of unused medicines

Visit the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) website for information about unused Medicine Collection.

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