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Educational Materials

The items below link to DNR and other agency pages with information and files to download.

Publications Focused on Urban Runoff Rules:

suspended solids pub State Storm Water Rules: WHAT MUNICIPALITIES NEED TO KNOW - Total Suspended Solids: The Hows & Whys of Controlling Runoff Pollution - Stormwater management by Wisconsin municipalities is under scrutiny. Regulations passed in 2002 (e.g. NR 151) require more than 200 Wisconsin communities to reduce pollutants entering our lakes and streams.
Download (pdf 1 MB)
stormwater rules What Municipalities Need to Know - Public Education & Outreach - This publication is available through your local DNR office, may be ordered from the UW Extension Publications Site at, or may be downloaded as a pdf from this site:
Download (pdf 1 MB)
Storm Safety Publication Storm Water Detention Ponds Site Safety & Design
This fact sheet discusses the potential safety hazards that can be associated with detention ponds, and techniques to reduce the risk of such hazards.
Download (pdf 2.3 MB)
Detecting & Eliminating Illicit Discharges Publication Detecting & Eliminating Illicit Discharges
What municipalities need to know about the dumping and improper disposal of wastes, improper storage of materials, septic system failures, or sanitary sewer overflows. Describes best management practices that can help municipalities meet permit requirements for a storm sewer system.
Download (pdf 1.4 MB)
Detecting & Eliminating Illicit Discharges Publication Managing Storm Water Runoff: A Self Assessment for Wisconsin Businesses
Download (pdf 1.9 MB)


General Publications

Rain Gardens

Additional UW-Extension Educational Stormwater publications

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