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.
Developer’s fees are the primary revenue source for the funding of the Wetland Conservancy Program. With the lack of development the wetland fund and water resource fund are in need of charitable donations.
As you review your charitable donations for the year, please consider these funds that are utilized to educate our youth through our programs as well as protection of the wetlands in the Pewaukee lake watershed. Installing “you are entering the Pewaukee Lake Watershed” around the Town of Delafield and the City of Pewaukee would be a wonderful way to create awareness.
Planting native prairie plants and wild flowers throughout our existing wetlands helps pull nutrients and heavy metals out of the ecosystem before entering our lake. What a wonderful way to get a tax deduction and have the benefit of improving and protecting our waters.