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Urban Storm Water


In 2006, Brown County was required to facilitate a municipal storm water (MS4) permit that was issued by the Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). The purpose of the permit was to reduce storm water pollution from municipal storm water systems that are connected to streams, rivers, and lakes in the State of Wisconsin. The permit goals include the reduction of 20% total suspended solids (TSS) by the year 2008 and the reduction of 40% TSS by the year 2013.

In 2008, Brown County reached a 28.5% reduction in TSS.
In 2010, Brown County reached a 39.5% reduction in TSS.





The primary target for the MS4 permit includes the Urbanized Area of Brown County, based on the 2000 Census. For Brown County, this applies to county highways within the Urbanized Area.

The Brown County MS4 permit included 10 specific components. Two components include public education and public involvement. This web site was developed to make the various components of the permit easily available to the public.



WHAT CAN COUNTY RESIDENTS DO TO HELP?


WHAT CAN MUNICIPALITIES DO TO HELP?
  • Visit the public education resources available on the NEWSC.org web site.
  • Consider Northeast Wisconsin Stormwater Consortium (NEWSC) membership. Work together with 53 other municipalities and consultants when developing your MS4 permit.
  • Seek advice from the WDNR and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) web sites.


MS4 PERMIT RELATED PROGRAMS:
  • The Public Education and Outreach Program was developed to increase the public’s awareness of storm water pollution impacts on waters of the state while encouraging changes in public behavior to reduce these impacts in the designated Urbanized Area.
  • The Public Involvement and Participation Program relies on making the public more aware of the storm water regulations as well as actively participating in the creation or changing of the permit activities and requirements.
  • The Pollution Prevention Program was developed to reduce the impacts of storm water pollution on waters of the state.
MS4 PERMIT RELATED ORDINANCES:MS4 PERMIT RELATED MAPS:MS4 OUTFALLS REPORT
ANNUAL REPORTING:RELATED DEPARTMENTS AND PROJECTS:

Department of Public Works
  • Implement ordinances and procedures
  • Winter salt reduction with use of brine and calibration
  • Washing salt carrying trucks after use
  • Proper BMPs on property
  • Proper maintenance on property
Planning and Land ServicesLand Conservation
  • Developing a low phosphorous fertilizer with excess animal waste
  • Pike habitat restoration project
  • Lower Fox-Wolf TMDL Development
UW-Extension
ILLICIT DISCHARGE COORDINATOR:EDUCATION COORDINATOR:
Paul Fontecchio, Highway Commissioner
Brown County Department of Public Works
2198 Glendale Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54303

Phone: 920-492-4925
Fax: 920-434-4576
Dan Teaters, Senior Natural Resource Planner
Brown County Planning Commission
305 E. Walnut Street
Green Bay, WI 54301

Phone: 920-448-6480
Fax: 920-448-4487
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