OCONOMOWOC ELECTROPLATING CO., INC.
Superfund Site Profile
The Oconomowoc Electroplating Co., Inc. site is located in the unincorporated town of Ashippun, a rural area about 35 miles west of Milwaukee. It operated from 1957 to the early 1980s as an industrial facility that used metals, chemicals and organic compounds in its production process. During that time, the company discharged untreated wastewater into nearby wetlands and Davy Creek. Two unlined lagoons on the property contained electroplating sludge. These lagoons leaked and sometimes overflowed. Contaminants, called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, made their way into the groundwater beneath and downstream of the site.