MMSD - Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

05/31/2023 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/31/2023 13:35

New WaterMarks Marker Installed at 16th and Harrison

Each WaterMarker will feature a single character informed by local input and related to their locations. They will be blue to represent our connection to water and will be programmed to pulse when heavy rain is expected, as a visual signal about the importance of individual actions that can reduce flooding and sewer overflows. Surrounding each WaterMarks location, a series of projects by local artists, walks featuring artists and scientists, and stories shared by local voices will unite our communities around water-related topics, concerns, or memories and build stronger relationships with the water systems that support our lives.

We are excited that you will see new art at 16th and Harrison as part of the 6th-16th Kinnickinnic River project! The KK River Neighbors in Action (KKRNIA) championed a WaterMarks marker to be installed along the Kinnickinnic River at 16th Street and Harrison to share their sense of pride in the positive changes tied to a transformed river and a beautified Pulaski Park. The letter Ñ was selected for this WaterMark site to reflect, celebrate, and recognize the Latinx community.