Sewer Back-Up

Maintaining Sanitary Sewer Lines

The Village maintains 135,000 feet of sanitary sewer lines. Sanitary sewer is separate from stormwater (rain). Sanitary sewer collects water from sinks, showers, toilets, etc. Regular maintenance includes:
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  • Main line maintenance
  • Jetting (cleaning of pipes)
  • Closed circuit televising (used to identify potential flaws in the pipe)
  • Root cutting and debris cleaning
  • Pipe rehabilitation and lining as necessary
Bayside is one of 28 satellite communities that are served by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD). All sanitary sewer is eventually sent to a treatment plant. For more information, visit the MMSD website.

Private Property Inflow and Infiltration Program
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, which provides sanitary sewer treatment to all of Bayside, is conducting a Private Property Infiltration and Inflow (I / I) Reduction Program. As part of this program, the village is reimbursed funds for the inspection and repair of private sanitary sewer laterals (the section of pipe that carries wastewater from the home to the village sewer main).

The reason for the program is to reduce I / I, which is water other than sewage (most often rain water) entering the sanitary sewer system. The sanitary sewer system was designed to handle all waste from your bathrooms, kitchens, showers, etc. As such, the addition of rain water inundating the system during heavy rain events can cause the pipes to surcharge, potentially leading to basement backups.