Village of Coon Valley Water/Sewer Utility
Water and Sewer Services
The Village of Coon Valley provides Water and Sewer services. If you are new to the Village please contact the office to set up services.
You can access a Water/Sewer application by clicking this link: Water/Sewer Application. This application needs to be returned to the Village Office as soon as possible. You can mail it (PO Box 129), you can drop it off (205 Anderson Street), you can email it (email@example.com), or you can fax it (608-452-3242).
If you are moving out of Coon Valley you must also contact the office to terminate services. The phone number to the Village Office is 608-452-3168.
Understanding Your Water and Sewer Bill
Your quarterly water and sewer bill is based on the amount of water used in your household in a three month period (quarter). Water usage is measured through a water meter located in your home. Most homes contain a 3/4” meter.
Your water/sewer bill is based upon the following breakdowns:
Water BASE Rates: (This is a flat rate per quarter - every 3 months)
Quarterly Service Charges:
5/8 inch meter: $29.36 2 inch meter: $90.84
3/4 inch meter: $29.36 3 inch meter: $156.55
1 inch meter: $39.12 4 inch meter: $265.56
1 1/4 inch meter: $53.11 6 inch meter: $419.30
1 1/2 inch meter: $69.89 8 inch meter: $628.96
(Commercial properties and some residential properties have larger water meters.)
Water USAGE Rates are billed as follows:
First 75,000 gallons of water used each quarter: $3.08 per 1,000 gallons
Next 150,000 gallons of water used each quarter: $2.66 per 1,000 gallons
Over 225,000 gallons of water used each quarter: $1.41 per 1,000 gallons
Sewer BASE Rate: (This is a flat rate per quarter - every 3 months)
Quarterly Service Charge: $19.80
Sewer USAGE Rate is billed as follows:
Quarterly Volume Charge: $8.83 per 1,000 gallons of usage
There is a 25% upcharge for Rural Rates.
Customers are billed on a quarterly basis in March, June, September and December.
March bill due on April 21st
June bill due on July 21st
September bill due on October 21st
December bill due on January 21st
Water and Sewer Penalties will be added to your bill if it is not paid by the Due Date on your bill.
There is a $50 charge for NSF/Insufficient Funds Checks.
There is a $130 charge for a frozen/damaged meter.
Vacuum Breakers are $8.50.
Summer Meter Program
The Village of Coon Valley does not supply summer deduct meters. Residents may purchase a water meter for the purpose of gaining credit for water used outside that does not go thru the septic system. There is a sewer credit only.
Meters can be purchased through HD Supply. Contact: Joe Kniseley – 715-896-0896 or Brad Hurlebaus – 608-834-1311. Tell them you are from Coon Valley and you want a summer deduct meter.
Once you receive your meter bring it to the Village office so we can record the meter ID and enter it into our system. Bring the meter back to the office once you are done using it for the summer. We will record the reading and the usage will be deducted from your sewer usage. You are responsible for the meter. Once you are done using it for the summer, store it in a heated building. The meter will freeze if it is left outside.
Important Do's and Don'ts when considering the Village Water/Sewer System:
Don't pour household grease into sinks, garbage disposal, or other drains. This is one of the major contributors to sewer stoppages.
Don't flush diapers, sanitary napkins, newspapers, soiled rags, or paper towels down toilets.
Do not flush "Flushable Wipes," disposable wipes or Depends down the toilet. Even if a product indicates it is "flushable," they will clog pipes and lift station pumps. Prevent costly backups. Place wipes in the trash. Thank you.
Do avoid release of hair into drains of showers, bath tubs, and wash basins to prevent clogs in the traps and drains.
Do clean vents annually (leading from toilets) located on the roof. It is identifiable by a 2-inch pipe on the roof. Failure to clean vents may result in stoppages, causing dangerous sewer line gases to back up into your residence.
Do scrape grease and food residue from dishes and pans into a garbage bag before placing into your dishwasher or sink. This will reduce grease build-up in the sewer lines.
Do unclog drains naturally by pouring 1/4 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Follow a few minutes later with boiling water. Pour boiling water down the drains weekly to prevent clogs.
Do empty washing machine lint into a garbage bag to avoid the discharge of lint into the sewer line.
Do make sure your lateral clean-out cap is in good working condition. If you are uncertain about your clean-out cap, have a plumber inspect it.
Do have a plumber routinely clear your lateral if you have had blockages in the past.
Do call a plumber immediately if you have a blockage or a back-up.
Wise use of the sewer system and performance of simple preventative maintenance will help safeguard the system and reduce costs for everyone.