The Village is extending safe, reliable municipal drinking water in response to a decades long issue with fecal bacteria contamination of private wells
Construction Update – 9/09/21
Onsite Construction Representative: Isak Fruchtman (Strand), 414.982.2300 x1535
Overall Project Manager: Ben Wood, P.E., (Strand), 414.271.0771
Public Water Main and Well Construction Update
- Main Street will be closed to Westbound traffic through approximately September 20, 2021.
- Town Line Road will be closed to Northbound traffic through approximately September 20, 2021 and then closed to all thru traffic through approximately October 22, 2021.
- Restoration in Work Zone C, W. Main Street from Townline Road to Flagstone Pass will be completed by 9/11.
- Work through the Lannon Elementary School Easement was completed.
- Water main on Lannon Rd. (Work Zone I) from Lannon Elementary to Forestview was completed. However, the remaining water main to Diamond Drive and public water service laterals are not planned to be installed until October. Restoration of the trenched area will take place the week of 9/13.
- Restoration in Work Zone G, through the roundabout, is in progress and will be completed .
- See the chart below for the anticipated schedule for other work areas.
Private Property Work Construction Update
- Mid City will contact property owners after the water main has been installed to schedule completion of the private property work.
- Your plumbing agreement will be cancelled if you do not provide access to Mid-City to complete the scope of work. Refer to the Private Residential/Commercial Property Connection to Municipal Water Supply Agreement, available for viewing under the “Private Property Information” sidebar of this webpage. Section IV. ACCESS TO THE PROPERTY, addresses access as follows:
- “The OWNER acknowledges that the CONTRACTOR will require access to the PROPERTY to complete the private plumbing work. Access inside the building at the point where the proposed service pipe will enter into the building will be required. The CONTRACTOR will provide the OWNER with a 48-hour advance notice of the work. It is the responsibility of the OWNER to provide access to the CONTRACTOR on the date and time scheduled and to remain present during the scheduled work. Work will normally be done Monday to Friday between 7 A.M. and 5 P.M. If the OWNER fails to provide access to the inside of the building, this AGREEMENT shall be cancelled, and the OWNER will be responsible for connecting to the municipal water system within six months from the time that a water main is installed adjacent to the PROPERTY. If the AGREEMENT is cancelled, the OWNER will be responsible for all associated plumbing costs (approximately $7,000 to $10,000) and will not be eligible for grant monies covering the private property costs. Further, this AGREEMENT shall be automatically cancelled if ownership of the PROPERTY has changed since the execution of this AGREEMENT, in which case a new AGREEMENT must be executed by the new OWNER. Inclement weather may require the CONTRACTOR to reschedule a new and mutually agreed upon date and time.”
- Denying access includes actions such as not returning the Contractor’s attempt to reach you via phone, email, personal visits, or mail.
- The Waukesha County Community Foundation’s Village of Lannon Quarry Fund (WCCF Quarry Fund) will not pay for additional costs incurred due to a property owner denying Contractor access. Extra costs will include extra mobilizations, overtime pay, etc.
- You no longer need to provide a $920, out of pocket cost-share for well abandonment. The WCCF Quarry Fund has approved funding the full cost of private well abandonments, up to $1,840 per well.
- Mid City is already contracted to complete this work for residences.
- If you have already received a grant from the DNR for this work, those funds must be expended first.
- The Village Board has placed a temporary moratorium on the mandatory well abandonment aspect of the Village Ordinances. The Board will consider an ordinance revision that may allow private wells to be kept for outdoor use, but not for drinking water.
- Should you decide to keep your well, you will be responsible for costs associated with:
- Paying the additional plumbing and building permit costs associated with separating pipes in the structure so that the private well only supplies exterior fixtures for outdoor use.
- Hiring a Well Contractor to certify the well’s condition.
- Obtaining a well operating permit from the Village and complying with all requirements.
- Abandoning the well in the future if the well no longer produces safe water.
- The well will no longer be covered under the quarries’ well guarantee.
- The WCCF Quarry Fund has approved to fund commercial property private plumbing costs at the following levels.
- Up to $11,890 per property if the well is abandoned.
- Up to $10,050 if the well is not abandoned.
- For folks on existing water main, contact the Village Clerk regarding a 5-year payment plan option if you cannot pay your $7,692 impact fee in full at the time of connection.
|Work Area||Project Location||Anticipated Start Date|
(Subject to Change)
|A||Good Hope Road from W. Main Street to Lannon Road (Good Hope Road Closed to Thru Traffic; Follow Posted Detour)||Complete|
|B||Lannon Road from W. Main Street to the north (Lannon Road Closed to Thru Traffic; Follow Posted Detour)||October 26, 2021|
|C||W. Main Street from Townline Road to Flagstone Pass (W. Main Street Closed to Southbound Traffic; Follow Posted Detour)||Complete|
|D||Good Hope Road from Lannon Road to east of Emerald Drive (Good Hope Road Open to Thru Traffic; Traffic Pattern Shift)||October 4, 2021|
|E||Diamond Drive from Good Hope Road to the south (Diamond Drive Closed to Thru Traffic)||October 4, 2021|
|F||W. Edgewood Drive and Circle Drive (W. Edgewood Drive and Circle Drive Closed to Thru Traffic)||October 4, 2021|
|G||W. Main Street and Townline Road Roundabout (W. Main Street Closed to Southbound Traffic and Townline Road Closed to Northbound Traffic; Follow Posted Detour)||In Progress|
|H||State Street, Hemlock Lane, Bay Street, N. Lake Street, and Vine Street (Roads Closed to Thru Traffic)||October 12, 2021|
|I||Lannon Road from Elementary School to Diamond Drive (Lannon Road Open to Thru Traffic; Temporary One Lane Closure)||Water Main Completed to Forestview Drive Remaining water main and Public Services] October 22, 2021|
|J||Parkview Drive and Forestview Drive (Parkview Drive and Forestview Drive Closed to Thru Traffic)||October 22, 2021|
|K||Good Hope Private Driveway (West of Lannon Elementary) (Good Hope Private Driveway Closed to Thru Traffic)||Complete|
|L||Townline Road from W. Main Street to the north (Townline Road Closed to Thru Traffic; Follow Posted Detour)||September 27, 2021|
|M||F and W Court (F and W Court Closed to Thru Traffic)||November 22, 2021|
What is Public vs. Private?
Patrick Yates, Trustee
Official Village Representative for Water System Expansion Project
Questions During Construction
Strand Associates, Inc.
Onsite Engineer During Construction
Urgent Construction Matters
Vinton Construction Company
Private Property Plumbing
Mid City Corporation
Water main and services within the public right of way.
Existing Public Water Mains
These are primarily on Main Street and the Village has been paying the debt since 2008. Properties with an existing main must pay a water impact fee at the time of connection. (~ $7500-$7700)
New Water Main
These will be installed in 2021 and will be paid by a special assessment. This $15,000 Special Assessment will be applied to the tax bill that you will receive in November 2021 and payments will be spread out over 20 years. The interest rate is 2.25% and the annual payment is $940 per year.
Private property work is being completed by the Village’s contractor, Mid-City Corp, and is being paid for directly by Waukesha County and the Waukesha County Community Foundation. Properties must connect within the six months after the water main is installed in the street in front of the property.
Well abandonment costs will be paid as follows: 50% paid by the Waukesha Community Foundations and 50% paid for by the property owner.
Past Meeting Minutes & Information
|Meeting Date||Meeting Type||Notice Type||Water System Topics||Attachments|
|October 2018||Mailer Sent||Post Card–Villagewide|
zip code mailing
|October 8, 2018||Public Information|
zip code mailing
|October 8, 2018||Village Board||Standard|
|April 8, 2019||Village Board||Standard|
|April 25, 2019||Village Board||Standard|
|May 13, 2019||Village Board||Standard|
|May 30, 2019||Village Board||Standard|
|July 29, 2019||Mailer Sent||Mailing – Villagewide|
|August 14, 2019||Public Information|
|Mailing – Villagewide|
|September 9, 2019||Village Board||Standard|
|October 14, 2019||Village Board||Standard|
|October 14, 2019||Website Posting||Website Posting|
|December 9, 2019||Village Board Public|
|December 18, 2019||Lisbon Public|
|February 2, 2020||Waukesha County|
CDBG Board Meeting
|March 9, 2020||Village Board||Standard|
|March 26, 2020||Village Board||Standard|
|April 15, 2020||USDA-RD Approvals||Standard|
|May 28, 2020||Plan Commission||Standard|
|June 25, 2020||Joint Plan Commission|
and Village Board,
|Standard Plus Mailing|
to adjacent properties
|July 2, 2020||Village Board||Standard|
|July 13, 2020||Village Board||Standard|
|August 10, 2020||Village Board||Standard|
|September 14, 2020||Village Board||Standard|
|September 24, 2020||Village Board and|
|October 1, 2020||Mailer Sent||Mailing – Villagewide|
|October 12, 2020||Village Board||Standard|
|October 23, 2020||Mailer Sent||Mailing – Villagewide|
Zip Code and Each
Outside of Zip Code
|November 5, 2020||Public Hearing||Standard, Mailing to|
Each Property to be
Mailing to Each Impact
Fee Property that Already
has Water Main but is
|November 9, 2020||Village Board||Standard|
|November 18, 2020||Village Board||Standard|
|December 4, 2020||Website Posting||Website Posting|
|December 14, 2020||Village Board||Standard|