Village of Caledonia 5043 Chester Lane, Racine, WI 53402

Utility District

Department Head: Anthony Bunkelman, PE

Title: Utility Director

Dept. Phone: 262-835-6416
Email: abunkelman@caledoniawi.com

Location: Village Hall, 5043 Chester Lane, Racine, WI 53402

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday thru Friday 


 Title: Utility Operations Supervisor, Robert J. Lui

Dept. Phone: 262-681-3900
Dept. Fax: 262-681-3903     
Emergency After Hours: 262-939-3409
Email: blui@caledoniawiutility.com

Location: Utility District Office, 333 4 ½ Mile Road, Racine, WI 53402

Hours of Operation: 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday thru Friday 


Commissioners:

Howard C. Stacey, President
William A. Infusino
David Ruffalo
Harry Garnette
Barney Barber
Mark Brigman
President Bob Bradley (Village Board Liaison)

Commission meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at the district office starting at 6:00 pm. The district office is located at  333 4 1/2 Mile Road, Racine, WI 53402.


Department Narrative:

The Caledonia Sewer and Water Utility District (Utility District) provides sanitary sewer and municipal water to mainly the east and southern portions of the Village. The Utility District provides the municipal water to the Village of Wind Point, on a Wholesale basis. The Utility District owns and operates the sanitary sewer system in the Village of Wind Point. We also provide sanitary sewer service to 800 Mt. Pleasant residents that live on the Village of Mt. Pleasant’s northerly edge. 

The Utility District is a Wholesale Water customer to both the City of Racine and the City of Oak Creek, with 2/3 of our water being provided by Racine and 1/3 being provided by Oak Creek.

Services Provided to Citizens:

The Utility District provides a wide variety of services to our customers and village residents. Not only do we provide sanitary sewer and potable water to our customers. The Utility District operates under strict guidelines set forth by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, (DNR) and the Public Service Commission, (PSC) Both entities, DNR and PSC, review our operating practices on a regular basis. The Utility District prepares, annual reports for both entities on the Utility District Operations.

In order to operate within the guidelines of the DNR and PSC, the Utility District, cleans 20% of our 165 miles of sewermains each year, when conducting the sewer cleaning we also evaluate each manhole for defects. Manholes are repaired accordingly to help eliminate clear water from getting into the sanitary sewer system, this is very important because the Utility District pays sewer treatment charges to the City of Racine, based on gallons.

On the water side of the Utility District, it is our 24/7 goal to provide the residents of Caledonia, the  safest water possible. Our system is monitored 24/7 for water quality. We have a very stringent water meter test program where every water meter gets tested on a regular basis for accuracy, similar to your gas and electric meters. We have a very current Asset Analysis of our entire water and sewer system, this report breaks down the age of our 125 miles of watermain, by segment. This report then allows us to plan for projects that need to be completed years into the future.

One thing we get regular requests for is the adjustment of the water service shut off that is located in the front yard, by the road ditch. If someone needs the shut off adjusted, simply call us and we will come out, free of charge, during normal business hours, and adjust it to the proper level. These shut offs should be visible and operational, because if something would happen in your home, that would require the water be shut off, the Utility District would have quick access to shut the water off.


Storm Water Utility District

The Caledonia Storm Water Utility District Commission consists of six appointed commissioners and one Village Board member. The Trustee shall serve a one (1) year term and the six (6) citizen member shall be appointmented for staggered three (3) year terms, each commencing on May 1st of the year unless an unfinished term is being filled. Nominations are made by the Village Board and voted on (confirmed) by the Village Board. 

The Caledonia Storm Water Utility District is responsible to administer storm water drainage within the Village.

Commissioners:
Tom Kandathil
Tony W. Minto
Jeremy Hinds
Craig McAteer
Richard Mielke
Nicholas Sullivan
Trustee Jay Benkowski

District Attorney:
John Bjelajac


Meetings

Meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., and are held at the Village Hall located at 5043 Chester Lane.

Village of Caledonia MS4 Permit

The Village of Caledonia has been issued a MS4 Permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  This permit is in compliance with the provisions of Chapter 283 of the Wisconsin Statues and Chapters NR 151 and NR 216 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code.  A copy of the MS4 Permit can be viewed online or obtained at the Village Hall.

Annual Report

The Village of Caledonia is required to submit an annual report to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in accordance with the provisions in the MS4 Permit.  A copy of the 2008 Annual Report2009 Annual Report , 2010 Annual Report2011 Annual Report2012 Annual Report2013 Annual Report2014 Annual Report2015 Annual Report and the 2016 Annual Report can be viewed online or obtained at the Village Hall.