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Aug 10

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Water awareness through art

Rendering by City as Living Laboratory

If you walk through Milwaukee, you may not notice if you pass a water cistern or cross a watershed boundary. But that may soon change, thanks to a project called ‘Watermarks.’

“It’s a series of physical markers that will serve as these marking points for where conversations around water can begin,” says project designer Aaron Asis.

He explains that as part of the effort, the stack of the Jones Island water treatment plant will be illuminated with blue light.

“And if there was rain in the forecast, it would turn red,” he says.

That will remind residents to curb their water use so the system is not overwhelmed. And Asis says, like the other markers, it will encourage people to consider their connection to local water systems.

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Watch a short video about the Watermarks project, from City as Living Laboratory:

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