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Wastewater-to-Energy: MMSD Anaerobic Digestion

Join presenters from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District to learn about how the wastewater treatment process is used to produce renewable energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This presentation will provide an overview of the MMSD, convey how wastewater flows to the treatment plants, and describe the treatment process with a specific emphasis on anaerobic digestion. Anaerobic digestion is a biological process that is used to transform waste to digester gas, a renewable fuel with qualities similar to natural gas. To supplement what is received from the sewers, the MMSD facilitates a high strength waste program which brings in qualified industrial wastes and transforms it into energy. This process is a key component to the MMSD’s renewable energy portfolio, providing 70% of the total energy needed at the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility in 2022.

This is gonna be pretty cool, y’all!! Tell your families!! Friends!! Neighbors and Coworkers!!! Hope to see you there!!


May 08 2023


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm