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Racine Wastewater Utility Cancels Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Racine Wastewater Utility’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection events scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020, and Saturday, May 16, 2020, at 6200 21st Street for residents of the City of Racine, Caledonia, Elmwood Park, Mount Pleasant, North Bay, Sturtevant & Wind Point have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These residents are encouraged to keep […]

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State Increases Dollars For Lead Pipe Replacement

Property owners needing to replace their lateral lead service pipes on their property can qualify for a loan through the Racine Water Utility, which is making $1.365 million in state funds available to residents through a forgivable loan program. The utility estimates that about 9,200 Racine property owners need to replace their service pipes on […]

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Requests Include Millions For Utility Expansion

A series of resolutions passed by the Racine Waterworks Commission Tuesday night included the possibility of spending millions to extend water service to Mount Pleasant and expand the Racine Wastewater Utility in anticipation of the growth expected along the Interstate 94 corridor. The expansion request, however, goes far beyond the proposal by Foxconn Technology Group […]

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Funds Could Trickle Into Racine To Pay For Lead Pipe Replacement

Racine residents will likely have access to a forgivable loan program aimed at helping property owners replace the lead pipes that connect to utility-owned water lines. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is making about $12 million available to some municipalities in the state that have old lead service lines that bring drinking water into […]

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Caledonia Borrows $1.74 Million

The Village of Caledonia borrowed $1.74 million to pay for its portion of the water system upgrades as part of the Racine Water Utility agreement. Initially, the village was set to borrow $2.1 million to pay for its portion of Racine’s regional water facility, but the village board decided use $400,000 of a $605,000 budget […]

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Are Rising Utility Fees Driving Away Business?

What is the impact of rising utility fees on potential development in the region? Sturtevant trustees on the Stormwater & Wastewater Committee Tuesday – along with the village engineer and a representative from the Racine County Economic Development Corporation – will talk about it during the village’s regularly scheduled Continual Committee meeting. The discussion was triggered […]