|Title||Regional Green Infrastructure Plan (Phase 1)|
|Publication Type||Government Report|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Publisher||Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District|
Over the past several decades, the Milwaukee region has transformed its approach to managing stormwater in sanitary and combined stormwater/sanitary pipes. Looking to the future, green infrastructure is one piece of the multi-tiered approach to meeting the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s (MMSD’s) 2035 Vision for zero basement backups, zero overflows, and improved water quality. Widespread green infrastructure plays an important part of achieving the Vision by capturing stormwater and allowing it to soak into the ground or evaporate instead of entering sewers and contributing to sewer overflows or basement backups. Other necessary approaches include MMSD work (like Greenseams® and flood management) and municipal work (like system maintenance and private property work to reduce inflow and infiltration).