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The Village of Reeseville Board Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30pm. 
All Village Residents are encouraged to attend the first 15 minutes for public in-put. The Board Meeting Minutes from the preceding month are in our Newsletter.
Please remember, all meeting minutes are not official until approved by the Board at the following meeting.

 

VILLAGE OF REESEVILLE

206 SOUTH MAIN ST

PO BOX 273

REESEVILLE, WI  53579

 

 

Village Board Meeting is the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

 

COMMITTEES 2017-2018

 

VILLAGE PRESIDENT   BRIAN MILLER    PHONE 920-927-5503

 

 

COMMITTEE   CHAIRMAN    CONTACT MEMBER   MEMBER
         

Protection of Persons                
Property and Safety              

KEN LEISTICO 920-927-5450     Lee Brasch   Chris Abell
         

Utilities                                     

CHRIS BEHYMER               

920-927-6056    Lee Brasch Margaret Schmidt
         
Streets and Alleys      LEE BRASCH 920-927-3749         Jim Bublitz     Chris Behymer
         
Personal/Finance       JIM BUBLITZ         920-210-2827              Ken Leistico    Chris Behymer     
         
Public Health and Welfare MARGARET SCHMIDT 920-927-3741     Chris Abell  Jim Bublitz
         
Public Property CHRIS ABELL 920-285-0285          Margaret Schmidt Ken Leistico
         
         

 Village Clerk/Treasurer/Utility Treasurer     Christine Abell   Email reesevilleclerk@gmail.com       Phone 608-575-3097

Deputy Clerk                         Donald Gibson                      Phone 920-927-5785  

Department of Public Works: Dean Ziegel  Phone 920-927-5243   EMERGENCY   920-927-5477

EMERGENCY SERVICES FIRE/POLICE 911    NON-EMERGENCY 920-927-5272

POLICE CHIEF  SCOTT BAHR ........NON-EMERGENCY 920-927-5272
LEAVE A DETAILED MESSAGE

Reeseville News Letter and Website Editor   Noreane Ziegel   920-927-5477 Email  nziegel@charter.net

Building Inspector General Engineering Company  Phone 608-742-2169 Fax 608-742-2592

 


 

DOG LICENSES

2017 dog tag licenses have expired as of 12/31/2017. To avoid a citation, applications should be immediately submitted to the clerk-treasurer by

dropping the forms off in the drop box in front of village hall or by mail. Licenses are now considered past due and to include an extra $25 late charge in addition to the regular license fees.  Dogs without licenses could be issued a citation.

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE VILLAGE BOARD OF
THE VILLAGE OF REESEVILLE
April 12, 2018

 

A duly convened meeting of the Village Board of the Village of Reeseville, Dodge County, Wisconsin, was held in open session on April 12, 2018 and called to order by Village President, Brian Miller, at 6:30 p.m.

The pledge of allegiance was recited.  The following Trustees were present, Chris Abell, Lee Brasch, Jim Bublitz, Kenneth Leistico and Margaret Schmidt. Trustee Chris Behymer was absent.

 

Notice of this meeting was given to the public at least 24 hours prior to the meeting by posting the complete agenda at the Reeseville Village Hall, the Reeseville Post Office & the State Bank of Reeseville. Copies of

the complete agenda were available for inspection at the Village Clerk’s Office.    Mike Couperus was present for public comment and input. Mike would like to construct a 6-foot, full privacy fence on the East side of

his property. Mr. Couperus is requesting a variance to the current ordinance, in regard to fences. This topic is on the agenda, and further discussion was tabled. Village Attorney Nicole Schrier was present and requested

that legal counsel input be moved up on the agenda prior to addressing the fence variance.      Minutes of the previous regular meeting were sent to all Board members and posted. Motion by Margaret Schmidt and seconded

by Jim Bublitz that the meeting minutes be approved. Motion carried.

 

Minutes of the special meeting were sent to all Board members and posted. Motion by Kenneth Leistico and seconded by Margaret Schmidt that the meeting minutes be approved. Motion carried. 

 

The treasurer’s report of the General Treasury was reviewed by the Board.  Motion by Lee Brasch and seconded by Jim Bublitz that the Village Treasurer’s report be approved.  Motion carried.

 

The treasurer’s report of the Water & Sewer Utilities was reviewed by the Board.  Motion by Kenneth Leistico and seconded by Jim Bublitz that the Utility Treasurer’s report be approved.  Motion carried.

 

Motion by Jim Bublitz to move agenda item 18; meet with Village Attorney, Nicole Schrier, to discuss concerns with legal representation. There were no objections. Attorney Schrier gave an update on the legal case of the

Village verses Todd Bergman. Per the Judge’s order, Mr. Bergman has until April 22nd to clean up his property. If he does not comply, he could be issued a warrant, a $100 fine, per day and the Village will be allowed to

remove property. Jim Bublitz asked if the additional expenses incurred for removal of the property could be added to the tax roll with an interest penalty. Attorney Schrier agreed that clean up can be added to the tax roll,

however, the fines cannot be. Should Mr. Bergman default on paying his real estate taxes, the Village does have a lien on the property. Brian Miller asked if the property is transferred to another owner would the Village still

get their money back? Attorney Schrier has filed a Lis pendens on the property, should the property change owners, the Village will still be covered. Dean Ziegel asked what the procedure is for the removal of his property.

Attorney Schrier noted that saleable property will need to be held for 30 days to give Mr. Bergman the opportunity to purchase the property back. This could potentially cost the Village a large amount of money in cleanup costs,

but it will be worth it to get the property cleaned up. Attorney Schrier mentioned that if the property has indeed been transferred to a new owner, the new owner could be issued citations as well. She will look into this further. 

 

The board took a brief break while the statewide tornado drill took place.  

 

Brian Miller asked that Attorney Schrier keep in better contact with Police Chief Bahr. Attorney Schrier agreed to keep better communication with Chief Bahr.  

 

The board then moved back to agenda item 8; Engineer Update. 

Tammy Hampton, from Kunkel Engineering, gave an update on the lead service line replacement issues. Tammy reached out to the PSC, Public Service Commission, to see if the Village could use the Water Utility funds to give financial assistance to residents verses the Village having to use the general fund. Unfortunately, she has not received an answer from the PSC, yet. Tammy hopes that they will be able to approve the use of the funds and the water rate increase application at the same time. Generally, it could take 90-120 days to get PSC approval, so time is of the essence. 

Tammy also gave an overview of the 2018 utility improvement project funding. The Village is receiving $1,037,548 in grant money, from DNR and CDBG and $383,370 in loans from the DNR. The loans are 20-year terms at 1.122% interest rate.  

 

Don Neitzel, from Kunkel Engineering, was present to give a construction update. Don passed out a construction schedule. Currently, they are working on the sewer and by next week should begin working on the water main. Don will give the board an updated schedule at every monthly board meeting. The boring contractor will begin early May to bore under the railroad track.

 

The Clerk discussed the need to update the Village’s current zoning map. The map was handwritten in 1981 and there have been quite a few zoning changes over the last 30 years. Appraisers frequently call to verify the zoning of the property they are appraising and the Clerk is finding it difficult at times to look up the zoning based off the old map. Don Neitzel stated that it would be around $2,040 to make a color-coded zoning map which will also include the utilities. Don recommended budgeting every five years or so, to update the map consistently. The zoning map will make a good base map for future interactive maps. The future interactive maps could potentially include more detailed utilities, fire hydrants, streets and even tree lines. Motion by Lee Brasch and seconded by Jim Bublitz to have a new zoning map drawn up and not to exceed $2,040.00 in cost. Motion carried. 

 

Motion by Jim Bublitz to move item 13, Personnel and Finance Committee, up on the agenda.  There were no objections. Don Neitzel noted that he and Tammy would stay to discuss the ordinance pertaining to the replacement of private lead water laterals. The board then agreed to pass over item 13(a).

 

The board discussed item 13(b), Ordinance 9-1-51 “Replacement of Private Lead Water Laterals”.  Attorney Schrier recommended holding off on approving the ordinance until we hear back from the PSC. Brian Miller asked Don Neitzel for his opinion on the draft ordinance. Don recommended a change in section (a) to state that the new lines will be copper or HDP plastic pipe, this will make it consistent with the rest of the ordinance. The board also discussed on how to fill in a few intentional blanks on the draft ordinance. Motion by Jim Bublitz and seconded by Kenneth Leistico to fill in the blanks on items (e), (f) 1 & 2 and item (i) as “Village Board’. Motion carried. Don also suggested removing the lateral sizing from item (h). Attorney Schrier will make the requested changes.  

 

The board went back to item 13(a), discussion on Joan Dykstra’s wages for training of the utility treasurer.  Joan would like the full utility salary for April and would like to increase her hourly rate starting in May. The board appreciates all of Joan’s wealth of knowledge and had a lot of discussion regarding her wages. Motion by Jim Bublitz and seconded by Chris Abell to give Joan half of a month’s utility salary for April and raise her hourly wages to $18, starting in May. Motion carried. 

 

The board discussed item 13(c), a loan proposal from the State Bank of Reeseville for the lead service line replacement costs. The bank offered a closed end line of credit, with a maximum of $30,000 at an interest rate of 4.5%, which can adjust quarterly based on National Prime. There was no formal action taken until the board finds out if the water utility funds could be used for the replacement costs instead.  Discussion was tabled. 

 

The board moved back to item 9, Protection of Persons, Property and Safety.

Police Chief Bahr was absent but left a report for the board to review. 

 

Fire Chief Gay was present to give the fire report. The fire department responded to the following calls: on 3/3 a motor vehicle accident/medical incident and a call to assist the public at the firemen’s park, on 3/9 there was a grass fire, mutual aid to Clyman, on 3/10 there was a carbon monoxide alarm, mutual aid to Clyman, on 3/17 there was a grass fire, mutual aid to Clyman, on 3/18 a grass fire, mutual aid to Clyman and a grass fire, in Reeseville, on 3/20 there was smoke in a residence, in Reeseville and on 3/30 a grass fire, in Reeseville.  So far, for the year, the department has had 27 calls, and last year the department finished the year with 34 calls total. The BINGO jackpot is well over $2,000 and its projected to be at $2,500 at the next BINGO in May. A free dabber will be given to the first 48 mothers who come in with their child(ren). The department has purchased two thermal imagers with funds donated by the Wal-Mart Distribution Center. 

 

Margaret Schmidt gave an update on the Lowell-Reeseville First Responders. All the AED’s for the Village have recently had their annual maintenance done. The First Responders are redoing their by-laws and the board will need to review them at the June board meeting. The First Responders have also been very busy, with over 30 calls. There a few new recruits that are currently in first responder class. The First Responders could potentially have 3-4 new members. Brian Miller asked Chief Gay if the fire department has any new recruits. The fire department also has one new member, Dan Moynihan.

 

Library Director, Kay Kromm was absent. Brian Miller presented the April library report for the board to review.  It was questioned how the total amount of patrons have doubled from 2017, when the total circulation seems to be down. The library was commended for the increased patronage. Outstanding library fines were discussed. The board wondered if some of these fines could be forgiven. Brian Miller will discuss it with the library board. 

 

Dean Ziegel gave the utility report. The board reviewed the 2017 Consumer Confidence Report. Everything is in compliance with an exception to the radioactive sample. A sample was collected and sent in for testing in October 2017. The sample was sent in with the wrong form and therefore the parameter analysis was not completed. Dean stated that the DNR sent him the form to send in with the sample. The DNR will not accept responsibility for the form mix-up and the Water Utility is in violation. It is a requirement for the Village to post a notice of noncompliance, which was completed by having the Consumer Confidence Report available in the Reeseville Newsletter. No further action is needed.

 

Dean noted that the Water Tower went down when there were power outages during a storm, earlier this month. The monitor that tracks the water level in the tower went out. The problem was corrected and the transducer was changed out. 

 

Dean touched base on the construction project. Things have not gone quite as planned, however, the project should go much smoother in the next few weeks. 

 

Dean gave a report on streets and alleys. All residents within the construction zone, should be able to access their home and the road is technically open. Dean has been checking the service lines on North Ave and Lincoln to check for lead. Currently there are 9 homes that have lead service lines and they will need to be replaced prior to completion of the construction project. Dean also stated that a few streets will need patching this summer.

 

Margaret Schmidt reported that she has noticed a few vehicles that are unregistered or missing plates, she will bring it to Chief Bahr’s attention. 

 

The board then reviewed and considered a variance request from Mike Couperus on ordinance 13-1-142 “Fences”.  This discussion is a follow up to Mike’s request during public comment at the beginning of the meeting. The fence Mike would like to build is not in compliance with the ordinance, however, with the special circumstances, the board approved the variance on a motion by Lee Brasch and seconded by Kenneth Leistico. Motion carried. Mike will construct a 6 ft high, full privacy, vinyl fence. 

 

Ordinance 7-1-19 “Limitation on Number of Dogs” and the corresponding “Additional Dog Agreement” were discussed. Kathy Jakel was present for discussion. Kathy is requesting for the ordinance and agreement to be reworded to be based off a valid complaint and not hearsay.  The current ordinance states that if one complaint is made to the police department regarding a nuisance dog, the number of dogs on that property would have to immediately be reduced to two. Brian Miller noted he believed there had to be two written complaints to the police department before action was taken, however, it is not how the ordinance is currently written.  The board agreed on revising the current ordinance and a draft will be brought before the board in June for approval. 

 

Kenneth Leistico gave the Community Center update. The next Community Center board meeting is May 3rd at 4 p.m. Jim Bublitz had recommended a program that would help the promote the Community Center. The Community Center board decided against advertising at this time, however, the program will not be available after the end of April. Jim brought to the boards attention that many of the Community Center checks to be signed by the President and Clerk/Treasurer are not completely filled out. In essence, many of the checks would be considered blank, they either have an amount written in or whom the check is payable to, but the majority of the checks do not have an amount and payee filled out prior to getting signatures. The main concern is having a signed blank check fall into the wrong hands. The discussion was tabled and will be brought to the Community Center Board for further discussion. 

 

Margaret Schmidt gave an update on the recreation department. Updated registration figures were not yet available, registration is wrapping up in the next week. There was a meeting in early March to discuss registration. Numbers are lower so far this year, but they do not anticipate much of a drop-in participation. The recreation department is also looking into getting a smaller bus for transport to swimming and they are also looking into other facilities that offer swimming as a cheaper alternative. Dean Ziegel also noted that the port-a-pottys in the park has been delivered. 

 

The Clerk gave the spring election results. Kerry Horton has been elected as a new Village Board Trustee. Both Chris Abell and Chris Behymer were reelected. Kenneth Leistico did not run for re-election and his term ends April 16th. 

 

The Clerk asked how to proceed with downsizing the office supplies obtained after combining the clerk & treasurers positions.  There are two laptops, three printers and miscellaneous supplies to condense. The board asked the clerk to find out the value of the laptops and not to accept less than $25 per printer. The clerk will do additional research on the computers and will get ahold of the interested parties to get offers. 

 

The board discussed future agenda items.

 

The following bills were reviewed by the Board:

 

 

 

 


VOTING REMINDERS

 

The Village Clerk would like to remind all residents that they now need a photo ID to vote.   If you have not voted in the last two years your voter registration
may no longer be active and you may need to re-register.  You can check you voter registration by go to http://myvote.wi.gov/

WHAT CAN I USE AS PHOTO ID TO VOTE?

The following are the main photo IDs that are acceptable for voting purposes.

o A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license

o A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card

o Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services

o A U.S. passport book or card

If you have not voted before you will also have to register and provide proof of residence.

WHAT DOCUMENTS CAN I USE AS PROOF OF RESIDENCE FOR REGISTERING?

All Proof of Residence documents must include the voter’s name and current residential

address.

o A current and valid State of Wisconsin Driver License or State ID card.

o Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.

o Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.

o A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.

o A university, college, or technical college identification card (must include photo) ONLY if the voter provides a fee receipt dated within the last 9 months or the institution provides a certified housing list,
that indicates citizenship, to the municipal clerk.

o A gas, electric, or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing no earlier than 90 days before registration.

o Bank statement.

o Paycheck or paystub.

o A check or other document issued by a unit of government.

o A letter on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.

o Residential lease that is effective on date of registration.

You can also register prior to the election.  If you need additional information or want to check your registration you can also contact the Village Clerk at 927-5785.

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 TAX PAYMENT INFORMATION

 – Separate check required

     Tax bills, water bills and dog licenses must be paid by separate checks.

     Receipts are automatically issued only for in-person payments at the State Bank of Reeseville, Reeseville office only – You must have your parcel ID# which begins with 177, or your tax bill.

     If paying by mail, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like a receipt.

     Checks from mortgage companies payable to the Village and the property owner(s) must be signed by all parties before being presented to the Village for payment.

     Any tax refunds could take up to two weeks to process.

 DUE DATE FOR TAXES

 Real Estate and Personal Property taxes are due in full or half by January 31st.   If making your second half payment to Dodge County in July and want a receipt, you must include a stamped self-addressed envelope.

 PAYMENTS FOR TAXES MAY BE MADE BY:

1)    Send your tax payment to Village of Reeseville Treasurer, PO Box 426 – Reeseville, WI 

    53579.  You must include a stamped self-addressed envelope if you want a receipt.

2)    Pay in person at the State Bank of Reeseville – 203 S Main Street – (Reeseville office only). 

    They will provide you with a receipt at time of payment. You must have your parcel ID#.

3)    Or by credit card. A processing fee applies to credit card payments.  To use this service call 1-888-604-7888 for the 24 hr. Call Center. 

4) For taxes use https://govpaynow.comgps/user/plc/a000aj and put in the PLC# for Property Taxes

FOR SEWER AND WATER PAYMENTS

1) For Sewer and Water Bills go to https://govpaynow.comgps/user/plc/a000ai  

 

 

 DOG LICENSES 

 --Separate check from water & sewer and tax payment required!

 Dogs five months of age or older must be licensed each year.  Existing licenses expire December 31.  If a dog is not licensed before March 31, a late fee of $25.00 will be charged and a municipal citation may be issued.

 To license your dog(s):

 1.    Complete the dog license application.

 2.    Include copy of rabies vaccination certificate for each dog. This information is not on file.

 3.    Cash or check made payable to the Village of Reeseville.  License fees are:

 $10 if spayed/neutered, $15.00 if unaltered. 

 4.    If you are mailing the above to PO Box 426, you must include a stamped self-addressed envelope for me to return your certificate and your dog tag(s).

 5.    If you are putting this information in the night deposit box located in front of Village Hall – 206 N. Main St., you may put all the information in the stamped self-addressed envelope – no need for two envelopes

  Reminder:  If you pay your water and sewer bill at State Bank of Reeseville

 - no cash payments  - thank you

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PHOTO ID INFORMATION FOR ALL FUTURE ELECTIONS

ACCEPTABLE PHOTO IDS-

Information Provided by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

DO I NEED A SPECIAL VOTER ID CARD?

There is not a separate "Voter ID" card. There are many forms of Photo ID, which you may already have, that can be used to vote.

Anyone with a valid Wisconsin driver license or Wisconsin state ID card, or any of the documents listed below, already has the photo ID they need for voting purposes.

WHAT CAN I USE AS PHOTO ID TO VOTE?

The following photo IDs are acceptable for voting purposes, and can be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election (currently, the November 4, 2014 election):

o    A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended

o    A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card

o    Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services

o    A U.S. passport book or card

The following photo IDs are also acceptable for voting purposes:

o    A certificate of naturalization (that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of the election)

o    An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin

o    A driver license receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)

o    An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)

o A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college that contains the following:

-Date the card was issued

-Signature of student

-Expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance

- The university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment, such as a tuition fee receipt, enrollment verification letter, or class schedule

WHAT WILL THE POLL WORKER BE LOOKING AT ON MY PHOTO ID?

o Elector's Photograph

The photograph must reasonably resemble the elector

o Elector's Name

The elector's name must conform to the name on their voter registration; conform does not mean that the name must be identical to the name on the voter registration

o An Expiration

If the ID has an expiration date, it must meet the expiration requirements listed above

An acceptable Photo ID for voting does not have to include a current address.

 

For detailed information about the Voter Photo ID law, visit bringit.wi.gov.

For other information on the Government Accountability Board, visit http://gab.wi.gov
 or call the G.A.B. Help Desk at 1-866-VOTE-WIS or 608-261-2028.

-ACCEPTABLE PHOTO IDS-

Information Provided by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board

ARE THERE ANY PHOTO IDS I CANNOT USE TO VOTE?

Yes. The following photo IDs are NOT acceptable for voting purposes:

o    A Military Veteran Affairs ID

o    A State or Federal government employee IDs

o    An out-of-state driver license or identification card

o    An employment IDs

o    A membership or organization ID

o    A Certificates of Citizenship

 

ARE THERE ANY PHOTO IDS THAT CAN BE USED FOR VOTING THAT DO NOT HAVE A PHOTO ON THEM?

Yes. The following documents, which do not contain a photo, can be used for voting purposes :

o A citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a driver license, which is dated within 60 days of the date of the election. If your driver license has been taken away by law enforcement or a court, you may present written documentation of that fact in order to vote without your photo ID

o A State of Wisconsin, DOT issued, identification card without a photo, issued to those electors with a religious objection to being photographed

 

IS THERE ANYONE WHO DOES NOT NEED TO PROVIDE A PHOTO ID?

Yes. The following electors do NOT need to provide a Photo ID:

o Confidential electors are always exempt from Photo ID requirements. Confidential electors have applied for this status with their municipal clerk, and have presented a court order, a letter from law enforcement, a letter from the staff of a domestic abuse shelter, or the staff of an agency assisting victims of domestic abuse

o Active Military and Permanent Overseas voters are not required to provide a Photo ID when they vote by absentee ballot, but if they vote in-person, they must present Photo ID

o Indefinitely confined voters and voters in special care facilities can provide a witness signature on their absentee ballot certificate envelope in substitute for showing Photo ID; if they vote in- person, they must present a Photo ID


For detailed information about the Voter Photo ID law, visit bringit.wi.gov. For other information on the Government Accountability Board, visit http://gab.wi.gov or call the G.A.B. Help Desk at 1-866-VOTE-WIS or 608-261-2028

 

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2015 Consumer Confidence Report Data
REESEVILLE WATERWORKS, PWS ID: 11401533

Water System Information

If you would like to know more about the information contained in this report, please contact Dean Ziegel at (920) 927-5243.

Opportunity for input on decisions affecting your water quality

206 S MAIN ST 2ND THURSDAY AT 7PM

Health Information

Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791).

Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune systems disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Environmental Protection Agency's safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791).

Source(s) of Water

Source ID

Source

Depth (in feet)

Status

1

Groundwater

222

Active

2

Groundwater

350

Active

To obtain a summary of the source water assessment please contact, Dean Ziegel at (920) 927-5243.

Educational Information

The sources of drinking water, both tap water and bottled water, include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.

Contaminants that may be present in source water include:

  • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife.
  • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally- occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming.
  • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff and residential uses.
  • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems.
  • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which shall provide the same protection for public health.

Definitions

Term

Definition

AL

Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow.

MCL

Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.

MCLG

Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.

MFL

million fibers per liter

MRDL

Maximum residual disinfectant level: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.

MRDLG

Maximum residual disinfectant level goal: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.

mrem/year

millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body)

NTU

Nephelometric Turbidity Units

pCi/l

picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity)

ppm

parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/l)

ppb

parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/l)

ppt

parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter

ppq

parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter

TCR

Total Coliform Rule

TT

Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

Detected Contaminants

Your water was tested for many contaminants last year. We are allowed to monitor for some contaminants less frequently than once a year. The following tables list only those contaminants which were detected in your water. If a contaminant was detected last year, it will appear in the following tables without a sample date. If the contaminant was not monitored last year, but was detected within the last 5 years, it will appear in the tables below along with the sample date

Inorganic Contaminants

Contaminant (units)

Site

MCL

MCLG

Level Found

Range

Sample Date (if prior to 2015)

Violation

Typical Source of Contaminant

BARIUM (ppm)

2

2

0.130

0.118 - 0.130

9/16/2014

No

Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal refineries; Erosion of natural deposits

FLUORIDE (ppm)

4

4

0.3

0.2 - 0.3

9/16/2014

No

Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories

SODIUM (ppm)

n/a

n/a

12.00

6.14 - 12.00

9/16/2014

No

n/a

 

Contaminant (units)

Action Level

MCLG

90th Percentile Level Found

# of Results

Sample Date (if prior to 2015)

Violation

Typical Source of Contaminant

COPPER (ppm)

AL=1.3

1.3

0.7460

0 of 10 results were above the action level.

No

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives

LEAD (ppb)

AL=15

0

2.13

0 of 10 results were above the action level.

No

Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits

Radioactive Contaminants

Contaminant (units)

Site

MCL

MCLG

Level Found

Range

Sample Date (if prior to 2015)

Violation

Typical Source of Contaminant

GROSS BETA PARTICLE ACTIVITY (pCi/l)

n/a

n/a

1.9

0.0 - 2.9

No

Decay of natural and man-made deposits. MCL units are in millirem/year. Calculation for compliance with MCL is not possible unless level found is greater than 50 pCi/l.

GROSS ALPHA, EXCL. R & U (pCi/l)

15

0

5.3

3.0 - 7.7

No

Erosion of natural deposits

RADIUM, (226 + 228) (pCi/l)

5

0

1.0

0.8 - 1.5

No

Erosion of natural deposits

GROSS ALPHA, INCL. R & U (n/a)

n/a

n/a

5.3

3.0 - 7.7

No

Erosion of natural deposits

COMBINED URANIUM (ug/l)

30

0

2.2

1.4 - 2.2

6/20/2012

No

Erosion of natural deposits

Additional Health Information

If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Reeseville Waterworks is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

Other Compliance

Violation of the Terms of a Variance, Exemption, or Administrative or Judicial Order

NONE

Noncompliance with Recordkeeping and Compliance Data

NONE

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