2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 200. Metropolitan sewerage districts.
200.21 Definitions.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 200.21 (2017)

200.21 Definitions. In this subchapter:

(1) “Capital costs" means the cost of acquiring, purchasing, adding to, leasing, planning, designing, constructing, extending and improving all or any part of a sewerage system and of paying principal, interest or premiums on any indebtedness incurred for these purposes.

(2) “Combined sewer overflow abatement" means decreasing discharges of a combination of storm and sanitary wastewater or storm and industrial wastewater directly or indirectly to the waters of the state that occur when the volume of wastewater flow exceeds the transport capacity of a combined storm and sanitary sewer system.

(3) “Commission" means the metropolitan sewerage commission created under s. 200.23.

(4) “District" means the metropolitan sewerage district created under s. 200.23.

(5) “Interceptor sewer" means a sewer that:

(a) Is constructed, maintained and operated by the district;

(b) Is either a force main sanitary sewer with a diameter greater than 12 inches or a gravity flow sanitary sewer with a diameter greater than 24 inches; and

(c) Performs any of the following functions:

1. Receives and conveys sanitary sewage from a sanitary sewage collection system directly or indirectly to a sewage treatment facility.

2. Temporarily collects and stores excessive sewage flow until existing treatment plant capacity is available.

(6) “Local sewer" means any sewer constructed, operated or maintained by any municipality. “Local sewer" does not include any sewer that has been incorporated into the sewerage system under s. 200.37 (2). If the classification of any sewer is unclear, the presumption shall be that the sewer is local.

(7) “Municipality" means any city, town, village, sanitary district organized under subch. IX of ch. 60 or metropolitan sewerage district organized under ss. 200.01 to 200.15 that is located wholly or partially within the district or that contracts for services under s. 200.39.

(8) “Operating costs" means the costs of controlling, operating, managing or maintaining the sewerage system. “Operating costs" also includes replacement costs.

(9) “Replacement costs" means the costs of obtaining and installing equipment, accessories or appurtenances that are necessary during the service life of the district's sewerage system to maintain the capacity and performance for which the sewerage system was designed and constructed.

(10) “Sewerage service area" means the area of the district and the area for which service is provided by contract under s. 200.39.

(11) “Sewerage system" means all facilities of the district for collection, transportation, storage, pumping, treatment and final disposition of sewage. “Sewerage system" does not include any private on-site wastewater treatment system, as defined in s. 145.01 (12), or any local sewer.

(12) “User" means any owner or occupant of any building or lot that is located within the sewerage service area and is furnished with sewerage service.

History: 1981 c. 282; 1983 a. 189 ss. 70, 329 (8); 1983 a. 532 s. 36; 1999 a. 150 s. 576; Stats. 1999 s. 200.21; 2011 a. 146.

NOTE: See ss. 62.175, 62.18 and 62.185 for other provisions relating to city sewers.

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