2021 Lateral and Riser Rehabilitation Project

Village staff, along with our consultant Kapur & Associates, is coordinating repairs and/or replacements of private property laterals and riser pipes in the Village. This work is being done in partnership with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD or District) and is intended to reduce the amount of clear water entering the sanitary sewer system.

Over the past few years, staff became aware of failures within private property laterals. Usually, these were in situations where the property owner tied into the sewer main by way of a vertical riser pipe. Staff worked with each of the property owners to arrive at a reasonable solution related to their pipe failures. As new failures were reported (we have seen four or five in the last few years), staff decided to investigate the condition of each of the riser pipes in the Village. Out of the over 200 riser pipes/laterals televised and inspected, twenty-five of them were deemed to be in poor condition with letters sent to the affected property owners the week of June 14.

A Public Information Meeting (PIM) was held on June 21 and the property owners were provided with information related to the rationale behind doing the work. The PowerPoint presentation is included on this page as is the spreadsheet that details the damages within each individual lateral/riser. Additionally, a figure has been created of each property affected by the proposed work in relation to the location of the sanitary sewer (shown in green) and the individual lateral/riser pipe (shown with a thin, dashed line). In some cases, there is no lateral and this will be reflected on the spreadsheet.

This project is intended to repair/replace each affected riser/lateral to avoid service disruptions to the resident as well as their neighbors. The bid opening for the project will be held on July 7 and is anticipated to be awarded to the low bidder by the Village Board at their July 13 meeting. Construction is anticipated to begin in late July or early August and be completed in early fall. The project will include all restoration around any of the excavations and, as noted during the PIM, residents are eligible to receive reimbursement of a portion of the costs up to a maximum reimbursement of $5,000 through MMSD. Forms for those electing to participate should be turned in by June 28 but can be turned in no later than July 2 at noon. A copy of the application is included on this page and residents electing to participate should fill out the first page and select the box at the top of page 2 of the form.

Questions regarding the project can be directed to Scott Brandmeier at 414-351-8900 x6624 or sbrandmeier@villageoffoxpoint.com.