The water utilities are comprised of two different systems. The Water Utility handles the clean water being delivered to your home while the Sanitary Sewer Utility handles waste water.
Many areas within the Village and Town are served by the Village and Town of Somers Water Utility. As of 2021, the Somers Water Utility served 2,800 acres and pumped 192 million gallons per year. The Water Utility purchases water on a wholesale basis from the City of Kenosha. In addition, the Somers Water Utility also sells water to the city of Racine to serve residents living within the KR Utility District, which encompasses about 400 acres along Highway KR. Portions of the Village and Town located along the Lake Michigan shoreline are served directly by the Kenosha Water Utility.
The water rates were last updated in June 2022.
See the full rate sheet below.
Water Booster Station
Somers currently only has one water booster station that was added to provide water for the development happening across the continental divide.
The Water Booster Station went online in 2022.
Sanitary Sewer Utility
Sanitary and water supply utility planning are coordinated between the Village and Town of Somers, City of Kenosha, Village of Pleasant Prairie, and the Village of Bristol (known as the Greater Kenosha Area). The Greater Kenosha Sanitary Sewer System combines a number of smaller local systems. In Somers, the Somers Utility District 1 serves the southeastern portion of the Village and Town of Somers (covering approximately 17,000 acres in 2021).
The area along the northern edge of the Village and Town is served by the KR Utility District, which encompassed over 400 acres. The KR District is part of the City of Racine Sewer System.
Sewage in the Greater Kenosha System is processed at the City of Kenosha sewage treatment plant, located along the lakeshore in the City of Kenosha. Lake Michigan receives the effluent from the Kenosha plant. The Kenosha plant has a capacity of 28.6 million gallons per day. It processes about 21 million gallons per day from Somers, Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie and a portion of Bristol.
In 2021, Somers sent 304 million gallons of sewage to the plant. That works out to about 800,000 gallons per day.
Lift stations are part of the sanitary sewer system and pump sewage to a higher elevation so it can then flow under gravity to another lift station or its final destination, the treatment plant. All Somers lift stations are equipped with radio telemetry so they can be monitored remotely. Public Works employees are notified of any issues right away through that system.
The Somers Public Works Department wants to remind all residents to avoid flushing wipes, syringes, shards, feminine hygiene products, solids or grease down the drain as they clog the pipes.
Pike Creek Lift Station
The Pike Creek Lift Station is the largest lift station in Somers. It is located on Highway E (12th Street), transports all sewage of the west side of Somers to Kenosha. It was build in 2006 and features two 45-horsepower pumps with a capacity of 1,600 gallons per minute each. These pumps are six feet tall.
Carthage Lift Station
The Carthage Lift Station was refurbished in 2016. It features two 15-horsepower pumps with a capacity of 750 gallons per minute each. It has a generator back up in case of power failure.
142 Lift Station
The 142 Lift Station is the newest lift station in Somers. It went online in 2022 and handles the sanitary sewer across the continental divide and has a capacity of 1,300 gallons per minute.
Seventh Street Lift Station
The Seventh Street Lift Station is located on 7th Street on the east side of Sheridan Road. It was updated in 2021 and features two 7.5-horsepower pumps capable of pumping about 600 gallons per minute. It has a generator back up in case of power failure.
Eleventh Place Lift Station
The 11th Place Lift Station went online in 2019. It features two 15-horsepower pumps with a capacity of 750 gallons per minute each. It has a generator back up in case of power failure.
63rd Avenue (Lichter)
The 63rd Avenue Lift Station (Lichter) went online in 1993. It will be completely rebuilt in 2023 to match the equipment used in the Seawall and 7th Street Lift Stations.
45th Avenue (Eaglewood)
The 45th Avenue Lift Station (Eaglewood) went online in 1996. It will be rebuilt in 2023 to match the equipment used in the Seawall and 7th Street Lift Stations.
Thirteenth Avenue Lift Station
The 13th Avenue Lift Station is located on the south side of Highway A. It went on line in 2001. It features two 15-horsepower pumps capable of pumping 500 gallons per minutes. It as a generator in backup in case of power failure.
Seawall Lift Station
The Seawall lift station is located in the 200 block of Sheridan Road. It was updated in 2021 and features two 7.5-horsepower pumps capable of pumping about 600 gallons per minute. It has a generator back up in case of power failure.
Other Water Utility Facility
This Water Utility Building located on Highway E near Fire Station #2 is where all water meters are tested and repaired.
©2013 Jacqueline Klapproth Nelson. All Right Reserved.