Will city shut off water for urban gardens?

Outlet: Milwaukee News Buzz

July 8, 2010

With Milwaukee experiencing a boom in urban agriculture, the city’s Department of Public Works is moving to shut off a common source of water – fire hydrants. DPW says it plans to stop issuing permits for gardeners to tap into hydrants, citing concerns over safety, dirty backflow and lack of metering. Critics say this would stifle urban agriculture in the city by driving up water costs…

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