SEWRPC WQM Plan Community Plans & Updates

Purpose

SEWRPC regional land use plans have long recommended that the great majority of urban density development in the Region be served by both public sanitary sewerage systems and public water supply systems.

In Wisconsin, state level oversight of sanitary sewerage and water supply services is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In the late 1970’s, State legislation was put in place in response to the Federal Clean Water Act that required municipalities in urbanized areas to prepare and adopt sanitary sewer service area plans.

Upon approval of the SSA Plans, sewer extensions must be in conformance with the delineated 20-year growth boundary. As the designated water quality management planning agency for the seven-county southeastern Wisconsin Region under the Federal Clean Water Act, SEWRPC is responsible for working with local governments and sewerage plants and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ensure that the federal and state laws are fulfilled.

Sanitary sewer service area plans identify the outer boundary of the area within which sanitary sewers may be extended. The plans also identify the extent of environmentally sensitive lands within each sewer service area. A map identifying the location and extent of the State-approved sanitary sewer areas may be found here on the SEWRPC Regional Map Server

Objective

SEWRPC work consists of three primary elements:
The process of amending sanitary sewer service area plans in the SEWRPC Region described on the SEWRPC site. Environmentally sensitive lands are ineligible for public sanitary sewer service. These lands are described on this fact sheet. Additional information on sanitary sewer area planning in Wisconsin may be found at dnr.wi.gov.


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Reports and Documents
SEWRPC Plan and Amendments Website
SEWRPC Approval documentation for the Mukwonago SSA Amendment in 2015.
SEWRPC The area proposed to be added to the Germantown sewer service area encompasses approximately 17 acres and is located within the northeast quarter of U.S. Public Land Survey Section 32, Township 9 North, Range 20 East, Village of Germantown, Washington County, WI.
SEWRPC The area proposed to be added to the Germantown sewer service area encompasses approximately 17 acres and is located within the northeast quarter of U.S. Public Land Survey Section 32, Township 9 North, Range 20 East, Village of Germantown, Washington County, WI.
SEWRPC The areas proposed to be added to the Greater Kenosha sanitary sewer service area encompass approximately 303 acres located generally south of STH 142, west of IH 94/USH 41, and east of CTH UE. It includes about 22 acres of land located within existing freeway and street right-of-way, two acres of existing commercial development, and 21 acres of existing residential land. The subject area also includes just over eight acres of small wetlands as identified in the Wisconsin Wetlands Inventory and 250 acres of agricultural land. The subject area does not encompass any lands that have been identified as enviornmental corridor or isolated natural resources area.
SEWRPC The amendment would increase the sewer service area by 1,978 acres, or 32 percent of the currently approved sewer service area. The sewer service area after expansion would be in total about 8,169 acres. The proposed expanded sewer santiary sewer service area encompasses 1,834 acres of primary environmental corridors (22 percent of the sewer service area); 81 acres of secondary environmental corridors (1 percent of the sewer service area); and 390 acres of isolated natural resources areas (5 percent of the sewer service area). The proposed sewer service area also encompasses a total of 79 acres of small wetlands and surface waters located outside the environmental corridors and isolated natural resource areas, accounting for less than 1 percent of the sewer service area.
DNR Approval Letter for SE-0148, SSA Amendment for Grafton/Cedarburg, transfer 3 acres from Cedarburg to Grafton.
WDNR Approval letter for Village of Walworth, SE-0147, adds in 113 acres.
DNR approval letter Village of Hartland, SE-0146, adds 47 acres
The subject area is proposed to be developed as single-family residential use as identified in the Village of Hartland Comprehensive Plan. The subject area contains about 1.5 acres of wetlands as shown in the 2010 Wisconsin Wetlands Inventory. There are no environmental corridors or isolated natural resource areas in the subject area. There is no significant adverse water quality impact attributable to developing this area, and the Delafield-Hartland wastewater treatment plant has adequate capacity to treat the wastewater flows from the proposed development.
The Department hereby approves the sewer service area amendment request which removes approximately 3 acres, located on the north side of Columbia road within the southern half of the northeast quarter of U.S. Public Land Survey Section 26, Township 10 North, Range 21 East, from the Cedarburg sewer service area and adds the 3 acres to the Grafton sewer service area (See Map 1)
The subject area is proposed to be developed as single-family residential use as identified in the Village of Walworth Comprehensive Plan. The subject area contains a one-acre wetland as shown on the 2010 Wisconsin Wetlands Inventory. There are no environmental corridors or isolated natural resources areas in the subject area.
SSA amendments for SEWRPC. Actual amendments available on SEWRPC's website.
SEWRPC DNR Approval Letter for Amendment which moves 26 acres from Hartland SSA to Pewaukee SSA.
SEWRPC Menomonee Falls Amendment (SE-0137) SEWRPC (2013)
Muskego SSA Amendment (SE-0136) SEWRPC (2013)
Hartland SSA Amendment (SE-0138) SEWRPC (2013)
SEWRPC DNR Approval Letter SE-0135 - The proposed amendment increases the total sewer service area by 2.5 square miles, including an increase of 0.5 acres of environmentally sensitive land. The remaining 2.0 square miles, or 1,280 acres of developable land, required that an Environmental Assessment be conducted.
Approval Letter SE-0134
Approval Letter SE-0133
DNR Approval Letter, October 10, 2011
DNR Approval Letter, September 23, 2011
DNR Approval Letter dated 7/20/2011.
DNR Approval Letter, July 20, 2011
DNR Approval Letter, July 20, 2011
 
Activities & Recommendations
Sewer Service Area Planning
In Wisconsin, state level oversight of sanitary sewerage and water supply services is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In the late 1970’s, State legislation was put in place in response to the Federal Clean Water Act that required municipalities in urbanized areas to prepare and adopt sanitary sewer service area plans.
Water Quality Planning
In the late 1970’s, State legislation was put in place in response to the Federal Clean Water Act that required municipalities in urbanized areas to prepare and adopt Water Quality Management Plans and sanitary sewer service plans. Upon approval of the SSA Plans, sewer extensions must be in conformance with the delineated 20-year growth boundary. As the designated water quality management planning agency for the seven-county southeastern Wisconsin Region under the Federal Clean Water Act, SEWRPC is responsible for working with local governments and sewerage plants and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ensure that the federal and state laws are fulfilled.