The City of Brookfield Water Utility is governed by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) and is monitored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Locally the Utility reports to the City of Brookfield Water Board and the Common Council.
The Utility maintains 23 well sites throughout the City and has 3 pressure zones. All of our water comes from these wells and is considered groundwater. The City does not receive Lake Michigan water.
We pump an average of 3 million gallons per day to customers in our service area. The depths of the wells range from 250 to 1800 feet. Our system contains 7 reservoirs and 5 towers. These reservoirs and towers ensure water availability during periods of high demand and provide dependable water pressures throughout the system.
The Municipal water is tested on a weekly basis for any bacteriological contamination throughout its distribution system. Also, all of the wells are tested on a quarterly basis. Additional testing is done twice weekly by the Utility to measure the amount of chlorine, phosphate and iron that are in the drinking water.
With recent amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through the DNR, has the Utility test for a variety of chemicals in the water including,