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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
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Combined WI0036820-4 Milwaukee November 12 informational
(available 11/16/18)   (available 11/16/18)
Merrill, City WI0020150-10 Lincoln November 9 reissuance/
268KB 176KB 402KB
Kenosha Beef International WI0050784-8 Kenosha November 9 reissuance 252KB   463KB
Kenosha, City WI0028703-10 Kenosha November 9 reissuance 332KB   608KB
Madison Gas & Electric Blount Station WI0001261-9-2 Dane November 9 modification 235KB   1.3MB
Waldo Wastewater Utility WI0022471-10 Sheboygan November 9 reissuance 237KB   541KB
Nestle Purina PetCare Co. WI0002518-9 Jefferson November 9 reissuance 204KB   361KB
Neenah Inc., Whiting WI0003611-10 Portage November 9 reissuance 223KB   1.6MB
Elk Mound, Village WI0023914-9 Dunn November 9 reissuance/
285KB 189KB 358KB
La Valle, Village WI0028878-9 Sauk November 8 reissuance 251KB   678KB
Rock Springs, Village WI0029041-10 Sauk November 8 reissuance 253KB   938KB
Wisconsin Dells Lake Delton Sewerage Commission WI0031402-7-1 Columbia November 8 modification 300KB    
Walworth County Metro WI0031461-7-1 Walworth November 8 modification 344KB   136KB
DC Kamps Rockville WI0066443-1 Grant November 8 issuance/
277KB   287KB
Kendall, Village WI0020516-10 Monroe November 8 reissuance 270KB 433KB 481KB
WDNR Wild Rose Fish Hatchery WI0022756-9 Waushara November 8 reissuance 293KB   1.1MB
BelGioioso Cheese Inc., Chase WI0065579-1 Oconto November 8 issuance 269KB   456KB
Algoma Lumber Company Inc. WI0052337-8 Kewaunee November 7 reissuance 182KB   155KB
Stone Lake Sanitary District WI0060925-10 Washburn November 7 reissuance 223KB   226KB
Harmony Specialty Dairy Foods LLC WI0054453-9 Marathon November 2 reissuance 202KB   97KB
General Permit - Petroleum Contaminated Water WI0046531-6-1 statewide November 2 modification 247KB   183KB
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa WI0029327-10 Walworth November 1 reissuance 260KB   515KB
Woodville, Village WI0060097-10 St. Croix November 1 reissuance 247KB   183KB
US Army Headquarters, Fort McCoy WI0022420-8 Monroe November 1 reissuance 308KB   5.5MB
Lakeside Foods Inc., Random Lake WI0032760-9 Sheboygan November 1 reissuance 556KB   1.6MB
Bletsoes Honey Bee Cheese Factory WI0050644-9 Marathon October 31 reissuance 200KB   244KB
Tomahawk, City WI0021946-10 Lincoln October 30 reissuance 284KB   1.5MB
Vir Clar Farms LLC WI0062651-3 Fond du Lac October 30 reissuance 301KB   229KB
Ranovael Dairy WI0062821-2 Brown October 30 reissuance 312KB   212KB
Oak Grove Dairy Inc. WI0052957-10 Shawano October 24 reissuance 198KB   211KB
Boyceville, Village WI0060330-10 Dunn October 24 reissuance 241KB   199KB
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District WI0024597-9 Dane October 22 reissuance/
420KB 4.7MB Fact Sheet 5.6MB
AM Plan 3.3MB
Oregon, Village WI0020681-9 Dane October 22 reissuance/
283KB   Fact Sheet 1MB
AM Plan 3.3MB
Stoughton, City WI0020338-9 Dane October 22 reissuance/
302KB 191KB Fact Sheet 1MB
AM Plan 3.3MB
WDNR Nevin Fish Hatchery WI0002585-10 Dane October 22 reissuance/
583KB   Fact Sheet 273KB
AM Plan 3.3MB
Roberts, Village WI0028835-10-1 St. Croix October 18 informational
583KB   273KB
Lyons Sanitary District No.2 WI0031941-8 Walworth October 18 pre-hearing
C Dairy LLC WI0062243-3 Clark October 17 reissuance/
313KB   1.8MB
Fonks Home Center Inc.,
Harvest View Estates
WI0030660-8 Racine October 17 pre-hearing
Superior Sewage Disposal System WI0025593-9 Douglas September 28 reissuance/
309KB 223KB 422KB
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Bureau
Last revised: Friday November 09 2018