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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 in the "Notice Publication Date" column. The proposed permit can be downloaded by clicking on the link in the "Permit Draft" column. 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
Maple Island Inc. WI0003883-10 Taylor February 21 reissuance 233KB   955KB
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Reedsburg WI0059404-4 Sauk February 21 reissuance 228KB   379KB
Fonks Home Center Inc., Hickory Haven WI0030660-9 Racine February 21 reissuance 250KB 300KB 564KB
North Side Genetics LLC WI0065234-2 Grant February 21 reissuance 305KB   301KB
Marshall, Village WI0024627-9 Dane February 21 reissuance 277KB   1MB
Arctic View Farms LLC WI0063754-3 Trempealeau February 20 reissuance 305KB   240KB
Belmont, Village WI0020419-10 Lafayette February 20 reissuance 272KB   715KB
Granton, Village WI0020885-10 Clark February 20 reissuance 265KB   196KB
Eagle Lake Sewer Utility WI0031526-9 Racine February 20 reissuance 258KB 325KB 713KB
UW Arlington Agricultural Research Station WI0063908-2 Dane February 20 re-notice/
305KB   3.1MB
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Combined WI0036820-4 Milwaukee February 20 re-notice/
559KB   6.1MB
Merrimac, Village WI0061042-10 Sauk February 19 reissuance 235KB   894KB
Madison Gas & Electric Compensatory Recharge WI0063088-3 Dane February 19 reissuance 211KB   1.2MB
Fenwood, Village WI0031411-8 Marathon February 19 reissuance 263KB 509KB 493KB
Superior,Village WI0030431-10 Douglas February 19 reissuance 244KB   515KB
BNSF Railway Company WI0070726-9 Douglas February 19 reissuance 224KB   940KB
Jamestown Sanitary District No.3 WI0031755-7 Grant February 14 reissuance 246KB   372KB
Looking Forward LLC WI0061981-4 Clark February 13 reissuance 297KB   305KB
VPP Group LLC WI0052931-10 Monroe February 11 reissuance 286KB   1.5MB
Babcock Genetics LLC WI0056529-6 La Crosse February 11 informational
295KB   1MB
Winter, Village WI0060089-10 Sawyer February 6 reissuance 247KB   496KB
Son Bow Farms Inc. WI0062928-3-1 Pierce January 30 modification 336KB   738KB
Dodge Sanitary District No.1 WI0061191-7 Trempealeau January 30 reissuance 239KB   148KB
Grande Cheese Co., Juda WI0063207-3-1 Green January 25 modification 284KB   2.7MB
Gilman, Village WI0030937-10 Taylor January 24 reissuance 225KB   877KB
Dutch Dairy LLC WI0064327-2 Clark January 23 reissuance 299KB   300KB
Wisconsin Public Servic Corp., Pulliam Plant WI0000965-10-1 Brown January 23 modification 210KB   378KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Thursday February 21 2019