This project will provide additional capacity to the Northeast Interceptor system in order to convey projected flows from the villages of Dane and Waunakee and the Town of Westport. The improvements consist of the installation of approximately 18,600 feet of new sewer that will be installed parallel to the District’s existing sewer that extends from the Yahara River to the Village of Waunakee. At this time, it is proposed that construction will occur in two phases, with the construction of the first phase tentatively scheduled for 2023-24.
Continued high growth rates in the Village of Waunakee and Town of Westport are expected to create a need for the District to add capacity to the Waunakee Extension of the Northeast Interceptor. The Capital Area Regional Planning Commission is projecting that capacity will be reached in several segments of the Waunakee Extension by or about 2022, based on population forecasts. Periodic flow monitoring performed by District staff as part of the billing program validates these projections.