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:
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.