Project Background

The Village is extending safe, reliable municipal drinking water in response to a decades long issue with fecal bacteria contamination of private wells.

What’s New?

On this project page you will find:

  1. Construction updates posted weekly.
  2. Private property updates posted weekly.
  3. New policy update posted on 10/15/21.

Click on the following buttons below or in the sidebar for the most recent information: Policy Updates, Public Construction Updates, Private Property Updates

What is Public vs. Private?

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Public

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

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: The Waukesha County Community Foundation’s Quarry Fund has agreed to cover 100% of the well abandonment cost if the work is completed in conjunction with the Mid City Corporation contract. Individuals who have been awarded DNR Well Abandonment Grant funds will still need to use their DNR Grant funds first, and the Quarry Fund will cover the remaining balance. This is consistent with the Board’s desire to minimize upfront, out of pocket expenses related to the water project.

Contacts

Patrick Yates, Trustee
Official Village Representative for Water System Expansion Project
262-613-1729

Ben Wood
Village Engineer
414-271-0771

Questions During Construction
Isak Fruchtman
Strand Associates, Inc.
Onsite Engineer During Construction
414.982.2300 x1535

Urgent Construction Matters
Joel Fielding
Vinton Construction Company
920-374-0252

Private Property Plumbing
Mid City Corporation
262-781-5940