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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 groundwater.
Contact information
For more information on WPDES public notices, contact:
Permits section
Water Quality Program

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 link in the "Public Notice Date" column. The proposed permit can be downloaded by clicking on the link in the "Permit Number" 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 Number [PDF] County Public Notice Date [PDF] Permit Action Supporting Documents [PDF]
A1 Advanced Pumping Service Inc. WI-0058891-05-1 La Crosse January 25, 2020 modification Fact Sheet
Saxon Sanitary District WI-0031704-09-0 Iron January 23, 2020 reissuance Fact Sheet
Facility Diagram
Phosphorus Variance Data Sheet
WQBEL Memo
Village of Johnson Creek WI-0022161-10-0 Jefferson January 23, 2020 reissuance Fact Sheet
Substantial Compliance Determination
WQBEL Memo
Elusive Hill Dairy WI-0062022-04-0 Clark January 22, 2020 reissuance Fact Sheet
Substantial Compliance Determination
Nutrient Management Plan Conditional Approval
Cushing Sanitary District #1 WI-0058904-05-0 Polk January 22, 2020 reissuance Fact Sheet
Groundwater Evaluation
Facility Diagram
Drake Dairy LLC WI-0063827-03-0 Sheboygan January 22, 2020 reissuance Fact Sheet
Substantial Compliance Determination
Village of Blue River WI-0023418-09-1 Grant January 16, 2020 modification  
Lebanon Sanitary District #1 WI-0031364-08-0 Jefferson January 16, 2020 reissuance Fact Sheet
Compliance Determination
Variance Application
Variance Checklist
Variance Approval
WQBEL Memo
Low Impact Discharge General Permit (for point source dischargers in Wisconsin) WI-0066575-01-0 Statewide January 15, 2020 initial issuance Fact Sheet
City of Ripon WI-0021032-09 Fond du Lac January 9, 2020 reissuance and informational hearing Fact Sheet
2019 WQBEL Memo
2014 WQBEL Memo
Chloride Variance Data Sheet
Village of Avoca WI-0060151-09-1 Iowa January 9, 2020 modification Fact Sheet
City of Shullsburg WI-0028321-08-1 Lafayette January 9, 2020 modification Fact Sheet
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Wild Rose Fish Hatchery) WI-0022756-09-1 Waushara January 9, 2020 modification Fact Sheet
Village of Union Grove WI-0028291-10-0 Racine December 11, 2019 reissuance and informational hearing Fact Sheet
Compliance Determination
Variance Application
Variance Checklist
Variance Approval
Chloride Variance Data Sheet
Chloride Variance Application
Mercury Variance Data Sheet
Mercury Variance Application
Last revised: Saturday January 25 2020