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Milwaukee asks residents to conserve water during flooding, here's what this means

Sep 14, 2022
https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/milwaukee-asks-residents-to-conserve-water-during-flooding

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District is urging residents to use less water than normal to help the city's aging sewer system along during the strongest flooding we've experienced so far this year.

MMSD announced on its website that they are issuing a "water drop alert." The alert is a way to let residents know they should use less water. If residents use less water, that means there is less water in Milwaukee's sewer system that could overflow.

 

That's a problem in the first place in part because the gutters in some older homes are actually connected to the sewer system in Milwaukee.

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