The Kenosha Water Utility is a municipally-owned, fiscally independent public utility organized under authority of §66.0805 of the Wisconsin State Statutes and Chapter XXXII of the City of Kenosha General Ordinances. The Kenosha Water Utility provides water and wastewater services to more than 100,000 people in the Kenosha area, including the City of Kenosha, the Villages of Bristol, Pleasant Prairie, and Somers. Surface water from Lake Michigan has been our community’s source for drinking water since 1894. The Kenosha Water Utility also provides a monthly household hazardous waste collection service for residents of the City of Kenosha. The Utility’s operations are solely financed by water and sewer service charges, receiving no property tax revenue from the City of Kenosha.