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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
Contact information
For information on the Septage Study Group, contact:
Fred Hegeman
Statewide residuals coordinator

Septage Study Group

The Wastewater Septage Study Group is a stakeholder working group formed in 2017 by the DNR's Wastewater Program. The group serves as a forum for the program to receive input from, and provide information to, stakeholder organizations. The study group provides the Wastewater Septage Program with constructive feedback on policy and technical issues and works collaboratively with DNR staff to find workable solutions.

The study group identifies issues and topics of interest that can be addressed by ad hoc subgroups. Subgroup members are expected to research and develop recommendations on the selected topics for presentation to the full group.

The study group meets quarterly or semi-annually, with additional subgroup meetings scheduled as needed. Meetings are open to the public.

Study group members

Wastewater Septage Study Group members are appointed by the DNR secretary.

  • Aaron Ausen, Dalmaray Concrete Products (representing Wisconsin Onsite Water Recyclers Assocation)
  • Dan Bahr, Wisconsin Counties Association
  • Cory Bowen, Ken-Way Services of Rice Lake, Inc. (representing Wisconsin Liquid Waste Carriers Association)
  • Bill Dyer, Herzog-Dyer Excavating & Sanitation Septage Business & POWTS Installer
  • George Klaetsch, Klaetsch Public Affairs Strategies (representing septage lobby groups)
  • Dave Kons, Kons Septic Service, Inc.
  • Matt Krueger, WI Land & Water Conservation Association
  • Chris Olson, Door County Sanitarian's Department (representing Wisconsin County Code Administrators)
  • Dale Stanford, Stanford's Septic Service Septage Business
  • Megan Taylor, Cans to Go Portable Restroom Business
  • Vanessa Wishart, Stafford Rosenbaum, LLP (representing Municipal Environmental Group)

Agency advisors

  • Brad Johnson, P.E., Department of Safety & Professional Services POWTS Program
  • Nancy Mistele, Department of Administration, Office of Business Development
  • Sue Porter, Department of Agriculture, Trade, & Consumer Protection

Study group meetings

Upcoming meetings

Upcoming meetings

Date & Time Location Information
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
9:30am - 3:30pm
Marathon County Public Library
300 First Street
Wausau Community Conference Room
Septage Study Group meeting

Past meetings

Past meetings

Date Location Information
May 24, 2018 Madison
Dane County UW-Extension Office
Septage Study Group meeting
December 13, 2017 Madison
Dane County UW-Extension Office
Septage Study Group meeting
August 22, 2017 Madison
Dane County UW-Extension Office
Septage Study Group meeting
Last revised: Friday November 02 2018