Superintendent Patrick Pauly, P.E.
Interim Superintendent Patrick Pauly oversees all operations of the utility and the work of 350 professionals in its Business, Distribution, Engineering, Plants, Technology, and Water Quality sections. Milwaukee Water Works is the largest public utility in Wisconsin and provides drinking water from Lake Michigan to over 860,000 people in 16 communities in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Waukesha Counties.
After receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from UW-Milwaukee in 1990, Pat joined the Water Works as a civil engineer in 1991, where he worked on water main projects. In 2013, Pat became the manager of the Mains Design Section, and in 2016 was promoted to Chief Design Engineer, where he led the Water Works' program to replace lead service lines. In 2019, Pat became the Administration Manager, where he oversaw day-to-day operations of the utility, and became the Interim Superintendant in December 2021.
Mayor Cavalier Johnson nominated Pauly to be Superintendent in July, 2022. The Common Council unanimously approved the appointment on July 28, 2022.