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Land Disturbance, Erosion Control and
 Storm Water Management Programs
Contact:
Fay Amerson, Maegan Sankey
Phone: (262) 741-4972  Fax: (262) 741-4973
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Land Disturbance, Erosion Control and Storm Water Management - In 1990, the Walworth County Board of Supervisors adopted a County-wide Construction Site Erosion Control Ordinance. Most construction sites in the 16 townships of Walworth County are required to have a county-approved Land Disturbance, Erosion Control and Storm Water Management Plan and Permit. The ordinance sets standards to contain soil, use engineered measures to intercept sediment, manage storm water discharges and establish vegetation on construction sites to protect downstream water resources and property during and after development.  Walworth County was the first county in the state of Wisconsin to adopt a Construction Site Erosion Control Ordinance.

Construction in Shorelands - Any construction within the shoreland area must have a County-approved Land Disturbance, Erosion Control and Storm Water Management Permit and Plan. The shoreland is defined as "that area lying within 300 feet of creek, stream or channel or 1000 feet of a lake.

Pond Construction Ponds constructed in Walworth County require County-approval by Land Management as well as Land Conservation.  A Zoning Permit as well as a Land Disturbance, Erosion Control and Storm Water Management Permit must be obtained. The Land Disturbance, Erosion Control and Storm Water Management Ordinance outlines the requirements to be followed that will ensure compliance with the Permit.

Information on Construction Site Erosion Control and Storm Water Management Standards, Plan Preparation and Permit Application can be obtained from Walworth County Land Conservation.



 
 

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