Water works


Why the green paint on Milwaukee's red fire hydrants?

Published May 22, 2020

In my City of Milwaukee neighborhood, I've noticed that Department of Public Works crews have been out painting fire hydrants. Some of them have been getting green tops. I didn't know why. So, I asked.


Milwaukee Water Works salutes Brewers with festive hydrant

Published Oct. 12, 2018

Today, as the Brewers prepare to put out the Dodgers' fire in the opening game of the 2018 National League Championship Series at Miller Park, Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled a Brewers-themed fire hydrant in front of City Hall.


Who knew? DASANI uses Milwaukee water

Published March 30, 2011

Just when I thought I knew everything about Milwaukee, I stumbled upon a fun fact the other day. DASANI, the bottled water produced by Coca-Cola, uses good old Milwaukee tap water for the Midwest distribution of its product.


Mmmmmm, chlorine

Published July 31, 2006

Over the past few days I've noticed a chlorine-y odor coming out of the taps at home and this morning when I turned on the shower it really hit me. It's been happening quite a bit lately but no one else here at OnMilwaukee.com has experienced it and the office taps don't offer the wading pool atmosphere.


Leaky reservoir speeds up plans for Kilbourn Park

Published April 24, 2001

The park, with its rich history and dormant present faces an uncertain future. Its designation as an official landmark dictates that the park's structure must remain aesthetically unaltered, but the vast pool within the hill presents some distinct problems.