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MMSD Wants Your Green Idea And to Pay You For It

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District is looking for green ideas to reduce flooding and improve water quality. If the organization selects your submission, you could be reimbursed 50 percent of the cost to create it.

Have a green idea that would reduce flooding and improve water quality?

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District wants to hear about it and they are willing to pony up some cash for good ideas.

As part of the 2013 MMSD Green Infrastructure Partnership Program, they are looking to improve water quality by reducing basement back-ups, flooding by sewer overflows and are looking to implement natural storm water management programs that capture, store or filter rainwater. The program would reimburse 50 percent of the cost of eligible expenses for chosen applicants.

In order to qualify for the program, applicants would need to provide MMSD with information about the effectiveness of their ‘green infrastructure’ idea including the costs; maintenance and outline how the project would meet storm water capture goals.

Steve ® February 07, 2013 at 07:30 PM
How about we start by not dumping raw sewage into Lake Michigan? Call me crazy...
Nuitari (Grand Master Editor) February 07, 2013 at 10:14 PM
* Only if they find out Craig.
Greg February 07, 2013 at 10:57 PM
MMSD bases your sewer bill on your water usage, this would be a win/win for the customer.
Keith Worst February 08, 2013 at 01:31 AM
Green ideas? No thank you. I don't need creeping socialism in my community!
Greg February 08, 2013 at 04:58 AM
Conditions (applicable to approved projects only):  Applicant will allow the District to publicize the project.  Applicant will allow access to the project site for the purposes of inspections and educational tours.  Applicant may be asked to make project available for, and participate in, ribbon‐cutting event or tour.  Applicant agrees to allow project to be nominated for various project award opportunities and participate in application and/or awards ceremony.  Applicant will submit a Final Report (format provided by the District) (see draft Funding Agreement on website for layout)  Applicant agrees to install educational signage designed or approved by the District  Text for project signage must be approved by the District’s Public Information Manager. Signage will be provided by the District  Applicant will complete SWMBE and Economic Impact Reports (format provided by the District on website)
Greg February 08, 2013 at 04:58 AM
 Applicant will submit a maintenance plan and sign a statement of agreement to carry out the maintenance plan before funding will be dispersed  Completed project information will be added to the “Map It” function on www.h2oCapture.com  Applicants are responsible for obtaining ALL necessary permits  Green Roofs will not be funded under this partnership program M03064P07 Page 8 of 8  THIS IS A REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM- NO INVOICES WILL BE PROCESSED UNTIL PROJECTS ARE COMPLETE  The District has established policies so that Small, Women, Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (SWMBEs) are afforded the maximum opportunity to conduct business with the District. Applicant will be required to submit a report... Yadda, yadda, yadda...No thanks!
Bob McBride February 08, 2013 at 12:12 PM
in other words, they're looking for some super cheap R&D.
Claudia February 08, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Wisconsin based Aldo Leopold Foundation www.aldoleopold.org will always be willing to help with storm water managment and more. Read about Coon Valley and the foundations recent work. If you live in WI, you should know about and visit ALF. See their U tube on their water cistern.

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