Take Action: East Towne Flooding

Budget & Finance Committee Meeting
Tuesday, March 13


If you feel the current over-burdened storm water pipes should be fixed to mitigate future overland flooding, please contact our aldermen immediately! This will be voted on Tuesday, March 13.

Please share this information with your neighbors as we need to spread the word quickly. (more…)

Basement Flooding Public Meeting

August 25 • 5:30PM to 7:30PM
Wauwatosa Library Firefly Room (7635 West North Avenue)

Residents who have experienced problems with flooding issues for the past few years will be given a chance to ask questions and discuss their concerns during this drop-in meeting. Though the format of this meeting is informal; the impact is very important because elected officials and staff will use information gathered from this meeting as a guide to determine how to best deal with basement flooding problems.

Municipal authorities from the Wauwatosa Public Works and Engineering Department, Wauwatosa Health Department, and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) are attending. Consultants from Ruekert & Mielke, an engineering firm hired by the city, and a contractor who specializes in high-tech sewer repair and inspections are also attending.

For more information, please contact Public Works Director William Porter or visit www.wauwatosa.net.

FEMA Aid for Homeowners and Businesses

If you suffered financial loss as a result of the summer storms and subsequent flooding, you are now eligible to apply for federal grants through FEMA.

Disaster Recovery Centers

Open 9 am – 7 pm through Sunday, September 26

Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works, 3850 N. 35th Street

Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters office, 7717 W. Good Hope Road

The hours of operation for subsequent weeks will be announced later.

Register for aid by phone

(800) 621-FEMA

Register for aid online


To qualify for aid, you must register with the agency, even if you provided information to the City previously.

Flood Database Deadline, August 27

It has been a month since the last flood, so time is running out to submit your information to the East Towne Flood Damage Database. The information is being compiled to help get a better idea of the magnitude of the recent and recurring floods in the neighborhood. So far, the blocks with the greatest damage include the 2300 block of 62nd St., 2300 block of 70th St., 2400 block of 72nd St., and the 2400 block of Lefeber. If your block or home is also repeatedly subjected to sewer back-ups and floods, please submit your information by Friday, August 27th. Send Tosa East Towne Neighborhood Association’s communications chair,  Julie Terwelp, the following information and she will add it to the spreadsheet:

First and Last Name*
Street Address*
List Flood Damage Estimate (including dates of floods)
Any Comments

*required information

If you were not impacted by the flood, but know neighbors who were, please pass this information along.

Flood-related Projects: City Waives Permits

In an effort assist flood victims, the City of Wauwatosa is waiving permit fees for flood related projects. This includes building permits for basement repairs and restoration; mechanical permits for replacement furnaces and air conditioners; plumbing permits for repair or replacement of drain, waste, vent and water lines; and electrical permits for replacement of panels, wiring and devices.

Permits are still required, only the fee is waived. Homeowners should request proof from their contractors that they are not being charged permit fees associated with this type of work.
This program will be in effect until September 30th.

For further information, please contact the Building and Safety Division at 414.479.8907, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.