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The Respect Our Waters educational campaign assists MS4 communities in southeastern Wisconsin with their Education & Information Outreach (E&IO) permit requirements as well as their Public Involvement (PI) requirements for stormwater discharge permit holders. Sweet Water staff members reach the general public in a number of ways, including television advertisements, radio and news interviews, attending community events, and much more.
Sweet Water also assists MS4’s with the annual WDNR online reporting process. At the end of each year’s campaign, an E&IO and PI report is available for partner municipalities. If your community is located in either the Kinnickinnic, Menomonee, or Milwaukee watersheds and you would like more information about the reporting process, please contact Jake Fincher.
Scroll down to find resources for our MS4 partners, including educational flyers, opportunities for education on construction erosion control practices, and a list of our municipal partners.
Erosion Control Training
Construction Site Erosion Control and Stormwater Permit Compliance Training
When: 8:00am-4:30pm, Wednesday, November 28th
Where: Metropolitan Builders Association, N16W2331 Stone Ridge Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188
The North American Stormwater and Erosion Control Association of Wisconsin (NASECA-WI) has created a training program that is Wisconsin-based and covers the principles of erosion and sediment control and the WisDNR, WisDOT, and DSPS rules, regulations, and standards that govern them. This course counts as twelve hours of continuing education credit for Commercial Building Inspectors (CBI), Dwelling Contractor Qualifiers (DCQ), Master Plumbers-Restricted Service (MPRS), UDC Construction Inspectors (UCI), and Utility Contractors (UC). It is also an approved course for the Soil Erosion Inspector qualifier.
For more information about pricing, topics, and logistics, visit https://www.nasecawi.org/events-training/erosion-control-compliance-training/
Recorded Webinar: 1057 Standard Trackout Control Devices
Wisconsin Land + Water hosted a webinar about updates to DNR Standard 1057 Trackout Control Practices (formerly Stone Tracking Pad & Tire Washing) on October 18th. While this date has passed, you can still access the recorded version of this webinar at the link below. The presenters include Penny Pohle, WI Land+Water; Kate Brunner, Standards Oversight Council; Amy Minser, Wisconsin DNR; C. Kimberly Gonzalez, Wisconsin DNR; and Chris Homburg, Homburg Contractors, Inc.
Unfortunately, Sparkles cannot attend every event! Therefore, we have flyers that you can print and distribute to your residents in order to continue meeting your permit requirements for public education and outreach about stormwater issues.
These flyers cover a variety of topics as governed by NR216.07.01a, including the prevention of stormwater pollution through sources such as automobiles, pet waste, yard and garden waste, fertilizer, and pesticides, and other sources. They also cover ways to promote infiltration of residential stormwater through rain gardens and trees. Browse the flyers below to find the materials that best suit your event or campaign.
Erosion Control Guide
Click here for to find a list of all of our MS4 partners and links to their stormwater management pages!