Milwaukee Riverkeeper Releases Comments on MMSD Discharge Permits
On July 26th, Milwaukee Riverkeeper testified at a public meeting at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) regarding the proposed reissuance of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District's (MMSD) water discharge permit.
After reviewing the draft permit, we submitted additional written comments with the Alliance for the Great Lakes. We found that there were several areas of the draft permit that needed improvement, including:
- Green Infrastructure requirements must be strengthened to ensure accountability.
- The permit must prohibit sanitary sewer overflows - the worst kind of sewage pollution.
- Combined sewer overflow provisions must be strengthened in several key sections.
- The phosphorus discharge limit for South Shore must be reduced from 1.0 mg/L to 0.6 mg/L.
Click here to read our comments in full.