Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Residential Sewer Lateral Maintenance Program Analysis for the City of Milwaukee

This report analyzes programs that would encourage residential property owners to maintain private sanitary sewer laterals in the City of Milwaukee. The authors recommend implementing a citywide insurance program to give long-term financial assistance to property owners. In addition, the authors recommend implementing a supplemental, short-term program to inspect laterals and provide financial assistance in targeted neighborhoods, based on reimbursements available from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Presentation slides

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in Public Affairs, Public Affairs 869, taught by Susan Yackee in Spring 2010
  • Author(s): Caroline Ellerkamp, Erin Fifield, Amy Klusmeier, Julie Ruder, and Erik Viel
  • Client Name: the City of Milwaukee, Department of Administration, Budget and Management Division