Fast, Friendly, Reliable Municipal Water and Sewer Services
The Algoma Sanitary District provides water and sewer services to homes and businesses in the Town of Algoma, Town of Omro and portions of the City of Oshkosh. We are responsible for operating and maintaining the water distribution and sewer collection systems, including wells, reservoirs and pumping stations. The Algoma Sanitary District handles customer needs, addresses concerns, and quickly responds to and resolves any emergencies related to your water and sewer service.
Algoma Water Utility's Wholesale Water Proposal
A Cost Effective Alternative for the City of Omro
The City of Omro has been proposing numerous water utility projects to address their current source water deficiencies. The Algoma Water Utility recently sent the City of Omro a cost effective alternative proposal, inviting the City to collaborate with us and become our wholesale drinking water customer.
The Algoma Water Utility proposal is to sell the City of Omro a daily volume of 100,000 gallons of safe drinking water. This would improve our use of available capacity from 47% up to 77%. Most importantly to our current customers in Town of Omro and Town of Algoma, this would increase our economy of scale, thereby passing along cost savings of up to $57 annually per connection.
By partnering with the adjacent water utility, our combined firm water capacity would still allow us to serve an additional 800 new connections. This would leave sufficient capacity available to cover our anticipated growth for the next 20 years at our current growth rate of approximately 40 new connections per year. The volume of groundwater pumped from the Great Lakes Basin water aquifer would be neutral since every gallon sold to the City is less gallons the City would need to pump from their proposed well.
The cost savings comes from the shared use of the existing treatment infrastructure rather than the construction of duplicate and unnecessary facilities. The Algoma Water Utility reviewed this project to verify it would be advantageous for both our existing and future water customers as well as the City and their customers.
This project has already gained the support of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), and the Public Service Commission (PSC) is also excited to see this alternative potentially come to fruition. These two agencies approve all major water utility construction projects and strongly support this type of collaboration. This project may even be eligible for financial support through loan principal forgiveness (a grant) toward the construction cost of the watermain, which would generate even more savings for all customers. Algoma Water Utility staff will continue to work tirelessly to pursue this beneficial partnership.
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Need to Start Water Service?
When a property owner needs to connect to the municipal water system, the first step is to determine if the property has a water service valve installed. Simply view the map of District parcels to determine if water is available in your area. Learn more about how to connect your parcel to municipal water.
Are you looking for a vacant lot with municipal water and sewer available in the Town of Algoma or the Town of Omro? There are over 90 developed lots for sale in our district. View map. Do you have questions about a vacant lot? Contact us today.
Click here for a plat map of the Sandhill Farms Subdivision in the Town of Omro - Coming Soon!
Water Billing Information
The Algoma Water Utility processes water bills on a quarterly basis and sends them no later than the 10th of the month. Would you like to receive an e-bill? Complete the e-billing form and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on how to make a payment.
Sewer Billing Information
Residents in the Town of Algoma and the Town of Omro receive an annual sewer charge on their property tax bill. City of Oshkosh residents receive an annual bill by mail in late January for the entire year. Need to make a payment?
Schedule an Inspection
As your water and sewer service provider, our job is to help meet requirements and ensure a proper connection for your utilities. Algoma Sanitary District has operators available to perform a variety of inspections. Schedule an inspection online today.
Schedule a Facility Tour
The Algoma Sanitary District is always excited to have students visit and learn more about municipal water systems and the water treatment process. Contact us to schedule a student facility tour today.
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Residential wells and water quality
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Water billing and rates:
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City of Oshkosh
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