Abundant Treatment Capacity
- Lake Michigan is the sixth largest freshwater lake on earth. Unlike communities that depend on finite sources of groundwater, Milwaukee has excess capacity in its water supply. Water treated and used is returned to the lake.
- System pumpage maxes at 130 million gallons per day (mgd) but our daily system practical capacity is 360 mgd.
- Without treatment plant expansion, the Milwaukee Water Works can reliably provide an additional 100 mgd while maintaining an adequate safety margin for fire suppression.
Regional System is Reliable for Commercial Use