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LFG  Used (dth): 230,460 

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Sequester 30% of MMSD’s carbon footprint through Greenseams® acquisitions: 7.9% progress 
toward goal 

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% Electricity Generated at SSWRF: 42% 

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% Electricity Generated by DG at SSWRF: 42% 

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% DG Flared SSWRF: 23% 

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DG Produced SSWRF (mmcf/day):  1.31 

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% Run Time of CAT Engines SSWRF: 55% 

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Continued funding of green roof projects in the Service Area not only to mitigate stormwater, 
but also to sequester CO2:  To date, 11.6 acres of green roofs have been funded through 
MMSD’s partnership funding program. It is estimated that these green roofs will sequester 
38,810 pounds of CO2 per year.  

 

WATERSHED STEWARDSHIP 

 

Unified vision statement established that integrates water supply, water conservation, water 
recycling, runoff management, wastewater facilities planning, and infrastructure planning using 
a regional watershed approach.   

 

Green infrastructure deployment to enhance infiltration, evapotranspiration, treatment, or 
capture and reuse of stormwater  

 

Ecosystem enhancements for improved hydraulics or water quality, including:  

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Riparian reforestation to enhance pollution mitigation functions 

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Stream channel restoration for increased hydrologic stability   

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Critical land acquisitions (e.g., conservation easements, buffer-zone purchases)   

 

Climate impact resilience principles incorporated into planning for new, repair, and replacement 
of infrastructure.  

Greenseams® is a flood management program developed in partnership with The Conservation Fund 
that works to retain stormwater and to reduce the risk of future flooding problems while providing 
multiple benefits to the local community in the form of open space, wildlife habitat, and passive 
recreation. Undeveloped parcels are purchased from willing landowners to conserve and protect hydric 
soils, wetlands, stream corridors and other natural habitat; opportunities are then taken to restore the 
preserved landscape to a more native condition. Since its inception in 2001, over 3142 acres of land 
have been protected. 

A newly funded program, Working Soils®, aims to improve soil health and reduce the risk of flooding in 
the Milwaukee River Watershed through the preservation of prime farmland through working with 
willing landowners to acquire agricultural easements on priority land within the watershed. Participating 
landowners work with program partners; local land trusts, Natural Resource Conservation Service, the 
Conservation Fund, and County Land and Water Conservation Departments to develop a conservation 
Plan and explore the various Environmental Quality Incentives Program practices to improve soil health 
and water retention. 

The Green Solutions program provides funding to municipalities for Commission-approved types of GI 
and combined sewer separation projects. The program provides financial incentive to District 
municipalities to help achieve future TMDL compliance while also progressing towards the District’s