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Current Projects

Upgrades and Replacements 2024 Anticipated Watermain Replacements: Replace approximately 1700′ of 10″ watermain on Franklin Street (1928-era watermain) Replace approximately 150′ of 6″ D.I. watermain (1979-era watermain) on Bentwood Lane. Replace approximately 400′ of 6″ D.I. watermain (1979-era watermain) on Barkwood Lane. Replace approximately 200′ of 12″ watermain (1979-era) on Fleetwood Drive. These replacements are

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PFAS Frequently Asked Questions

Recent news articles have raised awareness, and concern, with PFAS levels prevalent in Wisconsin drinking water. We have prepared a FAQ in an effort to remain transparent and provide information about this substance, as well as share MPU’s testing results. If you have further questions, please call our customer service department at 920-683-4600.

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Water Facilities

The Water Utility has two state-of-the-art water treatment plants, which utilize microfiltration membranes as an absolute physical barrier to pathogenic organisms found in Lake Michigan, such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. The Water Treatment Plants currently treat an average of 13 million gallons of water per day from Lake Michigan with a maximum capacity of 20

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Frozen Water Line Prevention

During periods of cold weather and low wind chills, water pipes and water meters can become susceptible to freezing which can lead to broken pipes and water damage if exposed areas aren’t properly insulated or heated. Below are some tips to help minimize the chance of freezing water pipes. Before freezing temperatures set in, turn

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Water Quality Report

Water that passes through the microfiltration process undergoes up to 20 tests each day in the MPU Water Treatment Plant Laboratory. To view our annual Water Quality Report, click here.

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Lead Awareness

Manitowoc Public Utilities is working tirelessly to keep our community safe and healthy. Here you will find information on lead pipes throughout our service area, frequently asked questions about lead pipes, and a loan assistance program to help you replace any lead pipes in your home.

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