In Fennimore, as in most cities, a large percentage of the used water, also known as wastewater, moves from homes, businesses, schools and industries via a sanitary sewer system to a central point – our wastewater treatment plant.
The purpose of the City of Fennimore’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is to remove the wastes from the water prior to discharging the flow into the Gregory Branch stream. What we are actually doing is purifying the wastewater to protect the waterways for public and private uses down stream of our facility.
Currently, the Fennimore Wastewater Utility consists of seven wastewater lift stations, a clarifier and filter, and 23 miles of sanitary sewer mains.
Our Wastewater Treatment Facility located on Highway 61 south of the City, has the capacity to treat 620,000 gallons of wastewater per day.
All wastewater from the City travels through the city’s sanitary sewer mains, mostly by gravity to the treatment plant through two interceptor mains that collect waste from the east and west halves of the City.
Construct Utility in ROW Permit App
Fennimore Sanitary Sewer Department and Chapter 255 of the City Ordinances requires each customer that needs to construct, repair or maintain a sewer lateral with associated work being done in the City right-of-way (ROW), needs to apply for a permit at least three days before starting work. All conditions of the permit will need to be met. There is no fee for the permit.
About the Wastewater Treatment Plant
Upgrades to the existing wastewater treatment facility were completed in the winter of 2019. These upgrades were needed to comply with current and future Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources permit requirements, repair or replace equipment that is nearing the end of its useful life, and upgrade the facility to meet the City’s current and future needs.