Sanitary Sewer System

Size
  • The Sanitary Sewer System services almost 25 square miles consisting of:
  • 215 miles of gravity flow sewers, ranging from nine to 60 inch diameter
  • 5,200 manholes
  • 11,500 building service connections
  • 10 pumping stations, 6.75 miles of force main, 4" - 16" in diameter
  • 11 metering manholes
Conveyance & Treatment
The Utility is a pass-through operation. The Village contracts with five municipalities for sewage conveyance and treatment.

Conveyance
  • Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Village of Lannon
  • City of Brookfield
  • Village of Germantown
Treatment
  • Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Village of Sussex
  • City of Brookfield
Menomonee Falls is billed by these entities for both flow and capital costs. Capital costs are related to the cost of infrastructure. Income is used to pay debt and purchase major equipment.

Other Services
The Village operates and maintains the sanitary sewer mains, manholes, lift stations, and appurtenances within the borders of the Village. This includes:
  • Strict inspection efforts
  • Emergency response services
  • Sanitary sewer cleaning and televising
  • Continuing infiltration and inflow (I/I) efforts: re-lining sewers and manhole rehabilitation
The Sanitary Sewer Utility is committed to reducing unwanted I/I and eliminating sewer backups to create a better environment.