Blasting in the Village

Heritage Hills Subdivision

The contractor for the Heritage Hills subdivision, at the corner of North Division Street and STH 19/113, will be blasting periodically to lower the elevation to avoid steep roadways and pre-blast for building of homes so there won't be individual basements being blasted when home construction starts. The Village will, whenever possible, send notice by Waunablog and Facebook to let residents know of upcoming blasts.

There will be three air horn signals sounded one minute prior to each blast followed by one prolonged air horn signal after each blast is deemed all clear. On average each blast duration is 500 milliseconds, equivalent to half of a second.

Ground vibration and air blast will be measured by Vibra-Tech with three permanent seismographs located on the West and North side of the subdivision property. All drilling and blasting operations will be conducted in accordance with:

  • The Village of Waunakee regulations and permit requirements
  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms – 27 CFR 181
  • MSHA 30 CFR Part 56 Safety and Health Standards
  • MSHA 30 – Subchapter H – Education and Training
  • Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services SPS 307.43

Questions or concerns regarding the drilling and blasting process should be directed to:

DJ Dolphin
Olson Explosives, Inc.
(608) 778-8430

Quincy Ridge Quarry

At the corner of Easy Street and Schumacher Road, in the Town of Westport, there is a privately owned quarry. This quarry operation is not under the Village of Waunakee jurisdiction. Any questions or concerns should be directed to:

Don Tierney
Livable Communities