Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility

Serving the City of Sheboygan, City of Sheboygan Falls, Village of Kohler, Town of Lima, Town of Sheboygan, Town of Sheboygan Falls, and Town of Wilson

The Wastewater Treatment Facility

Wastewater Treatment

The Sheboygan Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (WWTF) at 3333 Lakeshore Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081 serves over 68,000 residents in seven local communities. The WWTF is capable of treating an average of 18.4 million gallons per day with a peak design capacity of 58.6 million gallons per day. The facility is operated and maintained by the City of Sheboygan, WI.

Plant Brochure (PDF)
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No Wipes Down the Pipes

NO WIPES DOWN THE PIPES is a campaign to keep cloths, rags, non-flushable wipes, and flushable wipes out of the sanitary sewers. The wastewater community experiences significant issues and expenses from clogged private and public sanitary sewers and pumps due to the widespread use and marketing of "flushable" wipes. Once the wipes are in the sewer pipes, they get hung up on roots and grease and tangled up in pumps. Wipes are one of the biggest causes of sanitary sewer backups. Only toilet paper and human waste (the "3Ps") should be flushed. Save yourself and your wastewater utility from a pain in the drain - flush only the 3Ps!

No Wipes Down the Pipes (PDF)
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Don't Flush your Old Prescription Medications

Proper disposal of unused medications or prescriptions is a silent problem. When put down the drain, drugs, and pharmaceuticals can get right back into our drinking water supply, and be harmful to fish and other wildlife. Wastewater treatment facilities are not designed to remove these contaminants from their effluent. There are drop-off sites open 24 hours a day 365 days a year where you can safely dispose of unused or unwanted drugs or prescriptions.

Prescription disposal flyer Drug Drop off Locations

Sewer Backups

The City of Sheboygan makes every effort to be responsive to a resident's needs and concerns when a sewer backup occurs. The City has a sewer crew whose sole duty is to inspect, clean, and maintain sewers on a daily basis. They are available on a 7-day a week, 24-hour a day basis to minimize the possibility of sewer problems. Backed up sewer lines, line breaks, sewage odors, and overflowing manholes are considered an emergency.

A sewer backup creates a stressful and emotional situation for the homeowner/renter. In some cases, it may cause health and safety concerns as well as signification property loss. A proper response to a sewer backup can greatly minimize property damage and diminish the threat of illness.

Pretreatment information & Forms for Hauled and Industrial waste

The term "pretreatment" means the treatment of wastewater by commercial and industrial facilities to remove harmful pollutants before being discharged to a sewer system under the control of a publicly owned treatment works (POTWs). Most POTWs are designed to treat sanitary (domestic) wastes from households, but not to treat toxic pollutants from industrial or commercial facilities. The toxic pollutants from industrial and commercial facilities may cause serious problems at POTWs.

Industrial wastewaters differ in their impurities: acidic from a plating process, colorings, acids, oils and fats from food processing, or the presence of organic chemicals, such as pesticides, paints, dyes, or detergents. As industrial processes differ, so do their wastewater impurities.

The General Pretreatment Regulations establish responsibilities of federal, state, and local government, industry, and the public to implement Pretreatment Standards to control pollutants from the industrial users which may pass through or interfere with POTW treatment processes or which may contaminate sewage sludge. The POTW acts as the control authority for these industrial users and monitors the wastewater they discharge to determine whether they are in compliance with the pretreatment standards.

MUNICIPAL CODE Chapter 122 - UTILITIES

Article VI Sewer (PDF) - DIVISION 1. - GENERALLY, DIVISION 2. - BUILDING SEWERS AND CONNECTIONS, DIVISION 3. - REGULATION OF DISCHARGES, DIVISION 4. - PRIVATE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS, DIVISION 5. - CHARGES, RATES, AND BILLING, DIVISION 6. - CHARGES TO MUNICIPALITIES AND CITY

Article VII Industrial Pretreatment Program - DIVISION 1. - GENERALLY, DIVISION 2. - ADMINISTRATION, DIVISION 3. - FEES, DIVISION 4. - REPORTING

Location and Phone Number

3333 Lakeshore Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081, 920-459-3464

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