MADISON – The City of Port Washington has requested approval from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for improvements to an existing septage receiving station. The station, located at the 1200 block on Mineral Springs Drive, allows for septage or other trucked-in waste to be discharged to the sanitary sewer system for treatment at the Port Washington Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The proposed project will provide for better control of waste discharged to the sanitary sewer. Improvements include a new sampler, a carbon filter for odor control, a pinch valve to control flow of waste into the sanitary sewer, and fencing to enhance security of the site.
The total capital cost of the project is estimated to be approximately $210,000. The City anticipates financing the project with a Clean Water Fund low-interest loan. User charges for residential customers will not change as a result of this project.
Although the proposed project is not expected to involve significant environmental impacts, the public is invited to comment. Provide comments by Friday, January 2, 2009 to Gerry Novotny, Bureau of Watershed Management, Department of Natural Resources, Box 7921, Madison, Wisconsin 53707, (608) 267-7625.