Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


Topic: Wastewater Frequently asked questions

clock - iconThe basic steps involved in issuing a non-controversial WPDES permit take DNR staff anywhere from seven months to one year to complete.

Granting of a permit allows discharge:

  • to a surface water;
  • through a storm sewer;
  • to a land disposal system; or
  • to a publicly owned waste treatment works (POTW).