New Berlin Looking To Upgrade Water Infrastructure
Published: August 31st, 2021
By: Sarah Genter

New Berlin looking to upgrade water infrastructure Village of New Berlin Mayor Peter Lennon.

NEW BERLIN — The Village of New Berlin is exploring options to improve and possibly replace the municipal water infrastructure.

The system is made up of four parts: Water wells, water storage structures, distribution systems, and lateral lines, according to New Berlin Mayor Peter Lennon.

"So what we would need is an upgrade to primarily the well house piece of it and the distribution line. So that's what we're looking for," said Lennon.

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He said two of the major problems New Berlin residents are facing is rusting and clogging in their pipes. This is caused by chemicals in the water and outdated equipment.

"One is that the amount of chemicals that we have to put in to keep the water as pure as it is, or as healthy as it is," Lennon explained. "But the second is a lot of these laterals, which are actually owned by the property owner, are outdated."

Due to these factors, the Village of New Berlin had to spend funds on emergency repairs to the water lines, something that could be mitigated if the system is replaced, according to Lennon.


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