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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
Sullivan, Village WI0025585-8 Jefferson October 25 reissuance/
195KB 109KB 1MB
Ixonia Utility District No.1 WI0031038-9 Jefferson October 24 reissuance/
165KB 114KB 273KB
S & S Ag Enterprises LLC WI0062863-3 Door October 15 reissuance 125KB   36KB
Dousman, Village WI0021351-9 Waukesha October 13 reissuance 210KB   307KB
Cedarburg, City WI0020222-9 Ozaukee October 13 reissuance 209KB   1.1MB
Arla Foods Production LLC WI0027197-7 Brown October 13 reissuance 86KB   301KB
WDNR Peninsula State Park WI0029394-9 Door October 12 reissuance 131KB   265KB
Lakewood Sanitary District No.1 WI0049841-4 Oconto October 12 reissuance 150KB   703KB
Friendshuh Farms LLC WI0066052-1 Polk October 11 reissuance 130KB   31KB
Saputo Cheese USA Inc, Lancaster WI0064823-2 Grant October 6 reissuance 71KB   25KB
Dairyfood USA Inc. WI0046400-2 Dane October 6 reissuance 77KB   25KB
Wrightstown Sewer & Water Utility WI0022497-9 Brown September 30 reissuance 167KB   699KB
Lake Mills, City WI0031194-9 Jefferson September 29 reissuance 210KB   331KB
Galloway Company WI0027553-8 Winnebago September 27 reissuance 109KB   274KB
Neenah Menasha Sewerage Commission WI0026085-9 Winnebago September 22 reissuance/
249KB 170KB 532KB
Grand Chute Menasha West Sewerage Commission WI0024686-8 Winnebago September 22 reissuance/
266KB 171KB 476KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Tuesday October 25 2016