$42M EPA loan, reduce flooding in Milwaukee underserved communities

Jan 19, 2022

MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday, Jan. 19, a $42 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan to Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. 

A news release says this "investment will help fund the Waterway Flood Management and Restoration Project and will expand stormwater management capacity and reduce flood risk in historically underserved communities."

The release says MMSD’s Waterway Flood Management and Restoration Project will improve stormwater management using traditional and green infrastructure solutions. The project includes design and construction of a 31-million-gallon stormwater management facility. This facility will be developed on 15 acres of abandoned industrial property, which will also be transformed into a green space. 
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