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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.

Water Utility

Many areas within the Village and Town are served by the Village and Town of Somers Water Utility.  As of 2005, the Town of Somers Water Utility served 918 acres and pumped 31 million gallons per year.  The Village and Town of Somers 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 aforementioned KR Utility District.  Portions of the Village and Town located along the Lake Michigan shoreline are served directly by the Kenosha Water Utility.

Water Rates

The water rates were last updated in June 2022.

See the full rate sheet below.

Water Rate Structure June2022

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.

  • Water Booster 4115
  • Water Booster 4129
  • Water Booster 4068
  • Water Booster 4063
  • Water Booster 4094
  • Water Booster 4101
  • 142 Lift Station 4132
The Water Booster Station went online in 2022.

Sanitary Sewer Utility

Sanitary and water supply utility planning are coordinated among 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 15,000 acres in 2007).

The area along the northern edge of the Village and Town is served by the KR Utility District, which encompassed over 400 acres in 2006.  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 facility has a design capacity of 28.6 million gallons per day.  It processed 18.4 million gallons per day in 2003, and it is estimated that the plan will process 21.5 million gallons per day in 2020, and 23.8 million gallons per day in 2035.

Lift Stations

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.

Lift Stations

Pike Creek Lift Station

  • Pike Creek 3993
  • Pike Creek 4059
  • Pike Creek 4012
  • Pike Creek 4014
  • Pike Creek 4027
  • Pike Creek 4036
  • Pike Creek 4018
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 horse power pumps with a capacity of 1,600 gallon per minute each. These pumps are six feet tall.

Carthage Lift Station

  • Carthage 3935
  • Carthage 3924
  • Carthage 3918
  • Carthage 3893
  • Carthage 3904
  • Carthage 3910
The Carthage Lift Station was refurbished in 2016. It features two 15 horse power pumps with a capacity of  750 gallon per minute each. It has a generator back up in case of power failure.

142 Lift Station

  • 142 Lift Station 4143
  • Dsc 4154
  • Dsc 4151
  • 142 Lift Station 4138
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.

Seventh Street Lift Station

  • Seventh 3765
  • Seventh 3794
  • Seventh 3771
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 horse power pumps capable of pumping about 200 gallon per minute each. It has a generator back up in case of power failure.

Eleventh Place Lift Station

  • Eleventh 3886
  • Eleventh 3858
  • Eleventh 3855
  • Eleventh 3851
  • Eleventh 3877
  • Eleventh 3869
The 11th Place Lift Station went online in 2019. It features two 15 horse power pumps with a capacity of  750 gallon per minute each. It has a generator back up in case of power failure.

63rd Avenue (Lichter)

  • 63 3983
The 63rd Avenue Lift Station (Lichter) went online in 1993. It will be refurbished in 2023 to match the equipment used in the Seawall and 7th Street Lift Stations.

45th Avenue (Eaglewood)

  • 45 3963
  • 45 3959
  • 45 3969
  • 45 3966
  • 45 3947
  • 45 3974
The 45th Avenue Lift Station (Eaglewood) went online in 1996. It will be refurbished in 2023 to match the equipment used in the Seawall and 7th Street Lift Stations.

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Thirteenth Avenue Lift Station

  • Thirteenth 3846
  • Thirteenth 3805
  • Thirteenth 3814
  • Thirteenth 3840
The 13th Avenue Lift Station is located on the south side of Highway A. It went on line in 2001. It features two 15 horse power pumps capable of pumping 500 gallons per minutes. It as a generator in backup in case of power failure. It is scheduled to be updated in 2023.

Seawall Lift Station

  • Seawall 3745
  • Seawall 3718
  • Seawall 3731
  • Seawall 3721
  • Seawall 3763
The Seawall lift station is located in the 200 block of Sheridan Road. It was updated in 2021 and features two 7.5 horse power pumps capable of pumping about 200 gallon per minute each. It has a generator back up in case of power failure.

Other Water Utility Facilities and equipment

Water Utility Building located on Highway E is where all water meters are tested and repaired.
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Two-ton crane used for repairs at the Sewer Utility Lift Station.
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Portable Generators for Emergency Situations
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Safety highway lights used by Public Works during repair activities
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