EXCAVATIONS IN CITY STREETS, ALLEYS OR RIGHT OF WAYS
Anyone working in or over a City sidewalk, street, alley or right of way or anyone occupying the same, is required to obtain an approved Utility and Public Works Construction permit through the City. Additionally, anyone working in or occupying numbered parking stalls in the City will be required to obtain an approved Parking Permit through the City or pay for parking directly.
Applicants can obtain permits through the Building and Zoning Department by clicking here.
NEW SERVICE INSTALLATION
Any new water or sanitary sewer service installation will be required to file for such service with the Utility Commission prior to the start of any work. New installations will be required to obtain approval for all associated permits that are required for the work, as well as submitting payment for all permits and impact fees.
All properties that have services established, but will require additional or enlarged services should contact the Utility Commission directly to discuss abandonment of service requirements.
Prior to meter installation, all associated building and impact fees must be paid. The building must also have a conduit installed between the meter location and an outside wall of the building to wire remote reading equipment. For appropriate meter sizing and associated dimensions for plumbing, please contact the Water Utility with the required GPM at the site.
APPROVED MATERIAL LIST
The Utility Commission has drafted a quick reference of acceptable materials for use in water and sanitary sewer utility construction. For items not specifically listed, please contact the Utility for approval prior to installation.
USE OF HYDRANTS, MAINS AND SERVICE VALVES
The Utility Commission restricts the use of the public water infrastructure through the City of Lake Geneva Municipal Code Section 78-33. Written authorization must be given by appropriate Utility staff prior to use.
All repairs or new installations, whether on water or sanitary sewer services must be inspected by an appropriate staff member of the Building and Zoning Department or Utility prior to backfilling. Depending on the nature of the repairs, permits may be required through the Utility and/or the City and it is the responsibility of the property owner or contractor to obtain all permits prior to commencing work.