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We are more than just a wastewater treatment plant.

For more than 90 years, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District has worked to protect public health, the environment and our local waters through innovation, sustainability and resource recovery.

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A MMSD Permanent Construction Company crew works to improve the District's treated wastewater on July 24, 1935.

Flow of History: Can wastewater be treated?

January 12, 2022
Concerns for odors and health were causing city leaders to look for solutions, but the science of wastewater treatment was still in its infancy.
Maintenance Team using the vacuum excavator trailer behind a truck in front of Headworks.

Suck it up! Vacuum excavator streamlines work

December 28, 2021
A vacuum excavator uses suction or pressurized air to clear tough obstructions and speed general maintenance at a wastewater treatment plant.
Young multicultural couple sorting garbage while cleaning their home kitchen and recycling non-flushables.

‘Twas in the pipes…

December 13, 2021
Twas in the Pipes is an unflushables adventure at the wastewater treatment plant, inspired by the poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
Icy and snowy street with snow, ice, excess salt and salt truck tire tracks on the road.

Walking the talk on winter salt use

November 1, 2021
In winter, it is common to see higher levels of chloride arrive at the treatment plant due to salt use on roadways and sidewalks.
Young woman preparing a meal at home, possibly with fats, oils and greases (or FOGs) or in a pan made with PFAS.

PFAS explained: FAQs on manmade chemicals that repel oil and water

October 1, 2021
FAQs on PFAS - once these "forever chemicals" enter the environment, they are difficult to effectively (and inexpensively) remove. 
Historic view of a river leading to Madison lakes with wastewater from outhouses and chamber pots as part of the history of the District.

Flow of history: From outhouses to sewers

September 1, 2021
At this time in history, individual outhouses and chamber pots were the standard methods of handling human waste throughout Madison.

Our promise to you

Our Mission

Our Mission


Protect public health and the environment

Our Vision

Our Vision


Enrich life through clean water and resource recovery

Our Ideals

Our Ideals


Equitable, reliable and cooperative