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Redundancy, Security and Reliability

  • Two water treatment plants with independent intakes provide a redundant water supply.
  • Ongoing efforts improve the physical, cyber and procedural security of the water treatment plants, pumping stations and other infrastructure.
  • The backup electrical power system was designed to meet 94% of daily water demand throughout the service area, including our 15 suburban customers, in the event of a local or regional power outage.
  • Rapid response to main breaks with average time out of service less than 4.5 hours.

Since 1993, the Milwaukee Water Works has invested $508 million in its infrastructure to ensure a reliable supply of pure, safe drinking water.


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