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Sewer service area planning is a process designed to anticipate a community's future needs for wastewater treatment. Sewer Service Areas (SSAs) are areas in and around existing communities that have the capacity to provide sewer service, making them suitable for development. SSA boundaries represent the outer limits of planned urban growth over a long-term planning period. This planning helps protect communities from adverse water quality impacts through development of cost-effective and environmentally sound 20-year sewerage system growth plans.
The Brown County Planning Commission and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approve sewer extensions and sewage treatment facilities based on SSA boundaries. SSAs are also included in other plans so that local, regional, and state agency decisions can be coordinated, consistent, and capable of achieving desired growth and development patterns.
- SSA Amendment Application Manual – This link will take you to the application manual that provides all of the information needed to perform sewer service area amendments in Brown County. The same Amendment Application Manual is used for minor amendments and major amendments.
- Fee Schedule (May 2011) – This link will take you to the Fee Schedule for costs related to various Planning Department fees including SSA amendments.
- Online Payment (Please note - 3.5% service fee for usage)
- Online GIS Map – You are able to use the online Brown County GIS map to view approved sewer service areas and approved existing sanitary districts. The layers provide developers, surveyors, and property owners important information when reviewing and assessing the viability of a property. The sewer service area and sanitary districts can be viewed along with air photographs, property boundary, and assumed environmentally sensitive area data at the same time in order to further assist in the protection of water quality in Brown County.