Utility & Services
WATER & SEWER
The Lomira Utility supplies the Village with municipal sewer and water. Property owners pay for those services and usage on a quarterly basis. The WI Public Service Commission regulates the Village water.
Beginning in 2019, the sewer and water bill will also include a public fire protection fee (PFP charge).
If you are moving into or out of the Village and need to set up or disconnect sewer and water service, please contact the Clerk's office at 920-269-4112 x2.
Notice of Application for Water Rate Adjustment
Water Customers of the Village of Lomira Municipal Water Utility
Notice is hereby given that the Lomira Municipal Water Utility filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) to adjust water rates. The requested increase is 88.23 percent over present water revenues. The previous conventional rate case increase was in 2013. The increase is requested to reduce the existing deficiency in present rates.
The Commission will determine the actual level of the revenue requirement after reviewing the application and holding a hearing. The hearing will be scheduled at a later date. All documents in the application are filed on the PSC’s electronic filing system portal at https://apps.psc.wi.gov and enter 3180-WR-103 in Docket Search.
The PSC will provide an opportunity for any member of the public to offer an opinion on this matter either in writing, or in person at a public hearing.
Sewer and water services are supplied by the Village.
Contact the Clerk's office at 920-269-4112 x2 to set up an account.
Gas service is through Alliant Energy: 1-800-862-6222.
Electric service is through WE Energies: 1-800-242-9137.
Cable TV and internet is through Charter Communications: 1-800-581-0081
Refuse/Recycling Program for Single Family,
Duplex, and Mobile Home Residences
Garbage and recycling services for single family homes, duplexes and mobile homes are provided by Waste Management. Place your garbage cart by the curb (on terrace or driveway, not on the street) by 7am on Wednesdays. Garbage collection is every week, recycling collection is every other week. A schedule of collection weeks is provided below.
Any bulky item that does not fit into the carts can be disposed of by contacting Waste Management at 1-888-960-0008. Provide Waste Management with your name, address and the item(s) to be picked up. They will bill you over the phone. Bulky item pick up is scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month. Waste Management will only pick up the bulky items if you have called them to schedule the pick up. Click here for a list of items they will take.
Apartments and businesses need to contract their own garbage and recycling services and bulky item pick up.
All residents may utilize the bulk waste drop off day held in May.
Bulky items and bulky recycling can also be taken to the WM transfer station in FDL (fees may apply).
Residents may discard household batteries for proper disposal at the clerk’s office during office hours. Acceptable batteries include 9 volt batteries or less: alkaline, carbon-zinc, NiCad, NiMH, silver oxide
or mercury. Unacceptable batteries include lithium, lithium ion, lead acid or any battery greater than 9 volts.
Prescription Drug Drop Box
Residents may discard expired or unneeded prescription drugs at the drop box located inside the municipal building at 425 Water Street. Syringes, needles and other hazardous materials are not accepted. The drop box is located in the lobby and is available during regular office hours. Please contact the Lomira Police Department at 920-269-4900 with questions or concerns.
Yard Waste Clean-Up & Brush Chipping
Grass clippings and miscellaneous yard waste such as flowers, leaves and plant trimmings can be brought to the Village dump site located at 100 Pleasant Hill Avenue. The dump site is open for Village residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Grass clippings and miscellaneous yard waste should not be placed on the terrace and will not be picked up.
Brush can be placed on the terrace. Brush (sticks and branches) which is large enough to chip (generally at least ½” in diameter, yet no more than 4” in diameter and at least three feet long) may be piled loose on the terrace and should be placed with cut ends all pointing in the same direction as the traffic travels in the lane closest to your property. Branches should not be more than 10’ long. All yokes and wyes more than 1 ½” in size must be cut through. Small brush of ½” diameter or less should be put in a solid container. Brush placed in bags or cardboard boxes will not be picked up. If a tree trimming service is hired for maintenance at your residence, that business is required to dispose of the tree brush. Public Works will limit brush chipping to one hour per residence per week so as to better serve the community.
Please do not place brush on the curb more than 24 hours prior to collection. Collection will be on Mondays as weather permits. Help keep the Village of Lomira attractive!
YARD WASTE DUMP SITE
Located at 100 Pleasant Hill Avenue
The yard waste dump site is available to all Village residents. The site is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The dump site is monitored; violators will be fined and will be expected to clean up their violations. There will be no warnings given and citations will be issued. Please respect the Village and keep Lomira beautiful!
A general guideline to yard waste removal is set for you below. Questions can be directed to the Dept. of Public Works at 920-269-8155
Brush - Place at curb by 7am on Mondays for pick-up (weather permitting). DPW makes one sweep per street once a week beginning Mondays.
Bushes - Place at curb for Monday pick-up; remove root balls/dirt
Lumber / Wood - Place at curb for Monday pick-up; cut into 4’ length, bundled with rope/twine. Bundles not to exceed 50 lbs.
Leaves - Take to dump site; can be placed at curb on Mondays in Oct. & Nov.
Grass Clippings - Take to dump site
Flowers / Plants - Take to dump site; remove dirt
Garden waste / Vegetables - Take to dump site; remove dirt
Dirt, Stones, Rocks, Landscaping Material - Contact the Dept. of Public Works to make arrangements (920) 269-8155 * a fee may apply *
Where does "waste" go?
A simplified explanation of the wastewater treatment process...
Bathroom wastewater: toilet, sink, shower/bathtub other household wastewater: kitchen sink, garage sink, etc.
Wastewater flows to a pipe below your home
and flows to a larger pipe that then carries the waste to the wastewater treatment plant
At the wastewater treatment plant, the waste is processed/filtered through the following steps:
First, waste arrives at the treatment plant to filter through a screen. The screen traps large, non-organic debris that cannot be processed. Examples include baby wipes, "flushable" wipes (that should NOT be flushed), toys, pencils, anything that shouldn't go down the drain/toilet.
Next, any non-organic materials that the screen traps is then removed and dropped in a dumpster for the landfill.
This is an image of part of a screen that broke due to non-organic material.
Next, the waste travels through the grit classifier, which is a smaller screen that traps any sand-like material from flowing further through the treatment plant. Material trapped by this screen is also dropped into a dumpster for the landfill.
Next, the waste collects in these basins for further treatment. Micro-organisms "eat" the undesired bacteria. Chemicals (such as chlorine) are also used to treat phosphorus.
Lastly, the waste enters the clarifier, which separates particles for cleaner water. Particles will either sink to the bottom or float to the top, which is then sifted out. The clean water discharges into the Rock River Basin just south of the treatment plant.