Water Update –09/29/22

Water Quality or Pressure Issues?

Lannon has contracted with the Village of Sussex to assist with both sewer and water utility operations. You may see their trucks around town. Any issues related to water pressure, water quality, or sewer issues such as backups, should be reported to the Village of Sussex as follows:

During business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.:

  • call the Sussex Civic Center at (262) 246-5200.

After business hours:

  • call the Waukesha Communications Center at 262-446-5070.
  • They will call out a Sussex staff member 24/7 to address your issue.

Billing Questions:

  • Call the Lannon Village Clerk at 262-251-7690

Reserve Capacity Assessment

The Village Board plans to replace the water impact fee and special assessments with a single, unified reserve capacity assessment (RCA) that will apply to connections in 2021 and after. The expected RCA fee is $7,923 per equivalent meter connection.

Resolution Amending Levied Special Assessments (mailed to each property owner on 10/21/2022)

Overview Letter of the RCA (mailed to each property owner on 9/30/22)

Notice of Public Hearing (published in Sussex News Now on 9/21/22 and mailed to each property owner on 9/30/22)

Report on Proposed Reserve Capacity Assessments for Water System Improvements

RCA Needs Assessment Report

Water Main Construction Update

RESTORATION WORK: The public water main contractor, Vinton, was recently out for a third time to work on turf restoration. The private service lateral contractor, Mid City, will be out this Fall to address restoration on private property. Notes on the recent work:

  • The contractor asks that property owners help maintain weeds by mowing the newly restored areas, which can help promote grass/seed growth. Areas that have erosion mat may be easier to mow using a weed trimmer. If homeowner’s desire, the erosion mat may be removed once it is beginning to become raised. Areas without erosion mat may be mowed with a traditional lawn mower or weed trimmer at a height equal to or greater than 4 inches.
  • Weeds may come up first, which is not uncommon for newly seeded areas. This does not mean that the grass will not grow and keeping up with the mowing will help control weeds and give way to grass growth.
  • Note that areas recently restored may or may not come up this Fall. They may come up in the spring and take several months to fill in.

Utility Contacts

Water or Sewer Service (low pressure, water quality, sewer backup, etc.)
During business hours,
Monday – Friday,
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.:
call the Sussex Civic Center at
(262) 246-5200.

After business hours:
call the Waukesha Communications Center at
262-446-5070.
They will call out a Sussex staff member 24/7 to address your issue.

Billing & Bulk Meter Requests
Village Clerk
262-251-7690

Construction Issues from 2021-2022 Projects
Ben Wood
Village Engineer
414-271-0771