Did you know last week was “Fix a Leak Week?”

The Public Service Commission and a growing number of Wisconsin water utilities are promoting water conservation as a way to reduce costs and protect supply. What can I do? Walk through your house and listen for running toilets and look for leaky faucets. To tell if your toilet leaks, place a drop or two of food coloring in the back of the tank. If the color shows up in the toilet without flushing, you have a leak. A leaky faucet that drips at 1 drip per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons a year.

Spring is here and it’s time for us to investigate sump pump connections to assure there are no discharges to the sanitary sewer system. The District pays the City of Brookfield for the amount of flow that is discharged from our system. If there are illegal sump pump connections (or leaky faucets and toilets) we are cheating ourselves by paying for clear water flows treated at the Brookfield wastewater treatment plant. As our cost go up, the user fees go up, so if you know of a neighbor that is discharging their sump crock into the sanitary sewer, you are paying for it. Contact our office at (262) 691-4485 and we will politely help them re-route their discharges correctly.
[April 2013]