Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade
Client: Village of Belleville
Location: Belleville, WI
The Village of Belleville needed to upgrade its wastewater treatment facility to accommodate projected growth.
The Village of Belleville had last upgraded its wastewater treatment facility in 1997. The community was experiencing a surge in development activity, which was anticipated to use up the remaining capacity within five years. With a population expected to double in the next 20 years, the Village needed to complete another upgrade to its treatment facility.
MSA worked alongside community leaders to evaluate a multi-phase approach that would allow the Village to expand the wastewater treatment capacity on an as-needed basis, as development occurred. Our team designed and constructed a new oxidation ditch facility to meet the needs of the Village for the next 20 years.
To minimize the impact of this expansion on the existing ratepayers, MSA worked with the Village to earmark Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds to pay for 80% of the cost of the treatment facility upgrades. This strategy allowed the Village to proceed with the expansion of the wastewater facilities to serve this new development using dollars that will be generated by that development, preventing the existing residents form bearing the financial burden.