Wisconsin's Runoff Info - Urban & Agricultural Rules


Urban and Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution

Wisconsin's rules to control polluted runoff from farms, as well as other sources, went into effect October 1, 2002. The state Legislature passed the rules to help protect Wisconsin's lakes, streams and groundwater.

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rule NR 151 sets performance standards and prohibitions for farms. It also sets urban performance standards to contol construction site erosion, manage runoff from streets and roads, and manage fertilizer use on large turf areas.

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) rule ATCP 50 identifies conservation practices that individuals must follow to meet performance standards.

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