About Us

At Lakeland Sanitary District #1, our goal is to provide safe, clean, sparkling water to all of our residents and provide for the collection and transmittal of wastewater for our District residents in the Towns of Minocqua, Arbor Vitae & Woodruff.

Our History:

The Lakeland Sanitary District #1 became operational in 1973 when Minocqua took over the Woodruff sanitary. In 1990 the Lakeland Sanitary District #1 then did an extension that included parts of Arbor Vitae.  Today the Lakeland Sanitary District #1 serves all three towns with about 19 miles of sewer mains and 17 miles of water mains.  We have 3 municipal wells, 17 lift stations and 2 water towers.  The water tower located in the town of Woodruff holds 300,000 gallons of water and the water tower located in the town of Minocqua holds 75,000 gallons of water. Today we serve over 1,250 homes and businesses. 

The sanitary is governed by 3 commissioners appointed by the Minocqua Town Board for 6 year terms.  The wastewater treatment plant has an "A" rating from the WI Department of Natural Resources and discharges on average 300,000 gallons a day of effluent into the Tomahawk River.  Lakeland Sanitary District #1 pumps about 300,000 gallons of water during off peak days and about 500,000 gallons of water during our peak season.  We add chlorine and clarities to the drinking water.  We do many water tests throughout the year to conform to the Wisconsin DNR standards.  We do 2 bacti samples a month throughout the district.  This test also includes total coliform and e.coli.  The results can be found on our Forms & Reports tab or click here.

If you have any questions please call the office, we are here to serve you!