Providing and maintaining a safe public water supply is a priority of both the Village of Rothschild and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). Our goal is to obtain access to your residence to perform a cross-connection survey, and at the same time, perform any required maintenance on your water meter.
This survey takes approximately one (1) hour and is required by Wisconsin Administrative Code sections chapter SPS 382.41, NR810.15, and Village of Rothschild ordinance 9.02.13 and 9.02.13.5. We are required to perform these inspections once every twenty (20) years for residential services and more frequently for other customer classes (business and commercial).
During the survey we will provide information and a brochure explaining what a cross-connection is and we will be checking for state-approved devices on all plumbing items, including, but not limited to: utility sinks, inside and outside hose connections, and hot water boiler systems. We will not be going into your bathroom or kitchens.
If a hazard is determined, the utility inspector will advise what the best suited device is for the correction. State approved cross-connection devices are available at local hardware stores and plumbers.
When you receive your notice (door hanger), please contact the Rothschild Waterworks within ten (10) days to schedule your appointment. We welcome any questions you may have regarding this program. We can be reached at 715-359-5637. Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Prior to your appointment, please be sure there is a clear path to the water meter and any other locations that may require inspection.
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