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2 Families Displaced by House Fire on Racine’s North Side

RACINE – On Wednesday afternoon at 12:07 p.m. the Racine Fire Department responded to a house fire call that left two families displaced at 1116 Nelson Court. Tenants in the upper unit of the duplex, located on the north side of the city, discovered the fire “originating from near an electrical outlet in a bedroom,” […]

Posted inEnvironment, Local news

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 […]

Posted inGovernment

Lead Pipe Replacements Could Cost $70 Million

Some state dollars may be trickling into the city to help residents replace their lead pipes, but the funding is a drop in the bucket compared to how many of those pipes need replaced. Racine Common Council members voted to lend the Racine Water Utility $500,000 to help Racine property owners replace their lead service […]

Posted inCommunity, Government, Health and Fitness

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 […]

Posted inCommunity, Health and Fitness

Residents Not Told About High Lead Levels Until Now

Lead levels in Racine residents’ municipal water were nearly double the allowable levels in 2014 and customers weren’t notified until earlier this week, but progress has been made this year. A letter from the utility, sent on October 5, 2015, notified residents that 5,025 of the 33,500 property owners in 2014 were at risk of […]

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Historic Tour of Racine Includes Public Buildings, Private Homes

The annual Preservation Racine tour of historic homes opens the doors of public buildings and private homes this year. Tickets are $15 in advance through Sept. 25 at the Preservation Racine website or $17 at any of these locations on this year’s tour: Wind Point Lighthouse residence, 4725 Lighthouse Drive North Bay Village Hall, 3615 […]

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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 […]

Posted inBusiness, Government

Time to ‘Think Outside the Box,’ Trustees Say

Sturtevant trustees Tuesday night decided to send a letter to the Racine Water Utility officially objecting to an increase in the water connection charge, commonly referred to as a REC fee (residential equivalent charge). If it stands, the current REC charge would rise about $130, from $3,320 to $3,450. A single REC is roughly 72,000 […]

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