In 2006 the Village Board enacted a stormwater ordinance to fairly assess property owners for construction, maintenance and reconstruction of the Village stormwater system.  

The stormwater utility allows the Village to equitably charge non profit and tax exempt entities for stormwater, as well as taxable entities.  The system is set up to charge property owners based on the amount of impervious surface on a property.  Examples of impervious surfaces found on typical residential lots are roofs, decks, driveways, patios, gravel surfaces and sheds.  The Village determines the amount a property owner pays to the stormwater utility by calculating the Equivalent Runoff Unit (ERU) of each property. 

The utility charges as follows:

Residential property = 1 ERU/home
Condo = 1 ERU/dwelling unit
Commercial/Industrial = dividing the total impervious surface on the property by 4,300 square feet/ERU
Schools, churches & mobile home parks are treated the same way commercial/industrial properties are treated
ERU: One ERU is equal to 4,300 square feet of impervious surface.  A study determined that 4,300 sq. ft. is the average impervious surface area of the average residential parcel within the Village.

Currently, you are charged $100/ERU annually

In March 2003 the federal government established a rule requiring construction sites of one acre or larger in size to acquire a permit for clearing, grading, excavating or stockpiling fill.  Failure to acquire the permit may result in fines of $10,000 per day.

Click on the sites below for more information.

Stormwater Management - Educational Information
Erosion Control and Storm Water Management Programs
What is Storm Water Runoff?
Whose pond is it?
Storm Water Runoff Regulation
Winter Salt Application
WI Salt Wise Business Flyer
Stormwater Permit
Management Plan Application
Managment Permit Checklist 
Maintenance guidelines for bio retention basins
Maintenance guidelines for infiltration basins
Maintenance guidelines for stormwater ponds