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Why we regulate
Learn what types of wastewater discharges are regulated and how
Plan review
The DNR reviews plans for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plant construction
Discharge permits
Wastewater discharges to surface or groundwaters

WPDES Permits on public notice

Public notices are required by law to alert interested members of the public of the DNR's intention to authorize a Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) discharge to a water of the state. The notices are posted here on the DNR website for 30 days and are also published once in the legal notices section of the local newspaper in the vicinity of the facility. The notice identifies the facility by name, indicates where the discharge is located, and briefly describes the facility's activities.

Public comments procedure

The public notice document explains how to get more information or comment on the proposed permit action. A member of the public may submit written comments or request that the Department hold a public informational hearing. For comments or requests to be timely, they must be submitted within 30 days from the date of public notice, unless otherwise indicated in the notice.

Public participation procedures are detailed in NR 203, Wis. Adm. Code [PDF, exit DNR].

Permit issuance process

The process the DNR follows in issuing WPDES wastewater permits is explained in the overview of the WPDES wastewater permit process. Permits are not considered final and issued until they have been signed and dated by appropriate DNR staff. Final copies of WPDES wastewater permits are not available from the DNR website. Please contact the permit drafter indicated in the notice directly to obtain a copy of a final (issued) permit. Copies of permit applications can also be obtained by contacting the permit drafter.

Proposed permit documents

To view a public notice, click on the date of public notice indicated below under the column heading entitled "Notice Publication Date". The proposed permit can be downloaded by clicking on the file size indicated under the column entitled "Permit Draft". Other supporting documents, when available, are also provided. These may include the Fact Sheet, Water Quality Based Effluent Limits (WQBEL) Memo, compliance determination, facility diagram, variance documentation (if applicable) and other documents, depending on the permit action being taken and type of discharge. All documents are in PDF format.

Permittee Permit No. County Notice Publication Date Permit Action Permit Draft Variance
Ashland Sewage Utility WI0030767-9 Ashland April 27 reissuance 209KB   412KB
Kelly Lake Sanitary District No.1 WI0060224-8 Oconto April 27 reissuance 150KB   123KB
Glacier Rock Enterprises Inc. WI0058581-5 Manitowoc April 27 reissuance 62KB   18KB
Rhinelander, City WI0020044-9 Oneida April 21 reissuance 221KB   225KB
Seneca Foods Mayville WI0050822-7 Dodge April 21 reissuance 184KB   251KB
Kieler Sanitary District No.1 WI0029289-8 Grant April 20 reissuance 212KB   283KB
Foremost Farms USA Milan WI0057541-6 Marathon April 20 reissuance 109KB   41KB
Central Sands Dairy LLC WI0063533-2-1 Juneau April 20 modification/
222KB   256KB
Affordable Septic Service LLC WI0065854-1 Buffalo April 14 issuance 64KB   12KB
Badger Pride Dairy LLC WI0064190-2 Manitowoc April 14 reissuance 125KB   32KB
Mauston, City WI0024635-8 Juneau April 13 reissuance 201KB   124KB
United Vision Dairy LLC WI0064319-2 Manitowoc April 13 reissuance 127KB   31KB
Expera Specialty Solutions LLC - Mosinee WI0003671-8 Marathon April 13 reissuance 200KB   6.2MB
Portage, City WI0020427-10 Columbia April 8 reissuance/
196KB 165KB 371KB
Wisconsin Power & Light Company,
Nelson Dewey Generating Station
WI0002381-7 Grant April 7 reissuance/
144KB 277KB 861KB
Lena, Village WI0061361-10 Oconto April 6 reissuance 178KB   197KB
Colby, City WI0023655-8-1 Marathon April 6 modification 120KB   35KB
Sevastopol Sanitary District No.1 WI0026654-9 Door April 2 reissuance 171KB   445KB
General Permit - Concrete Products Operations WI0046507-6 statewide March 16 reissuance 76KB   66KB
General Permits - Non-Metallic Mining Operations
(A) Non-Industrial Sand and Other Aggregates
(B) Industrial Sand Mining and Processing
statewide March 16 reissuance/
(A) 369KB
(B) 407KB
Bloomfield, Village WI0049794-4 Walworth March 11 reissuance/
190KB 126KB 661KB
West Bend, City WI0025763-10 Washington March 10 reissuance/
229KB 136KB 467KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Tuesday April 26 2016