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Construction Sites & Water Quality

Runoff near construction sites is an issue in our watershed that RLIA is concerned about. Construction sites do add to water quality problems.1 Good erosion control practices can lessen their impacts.

What is proper construction site management and who do you contact when you see poor practices? Included below is contact information for City and Town inspectors. Also included is a form you may fill out anonymously (RLIA will forward the information to the proper authority).

Hillside Erosion at Construction Site

Proper Construction Site Management
Sediment Fences
More text here.  bad and good examples

Failure at low point

Importance of vegetation, etc

The area within 75 feet of Rock Lake is very important to the water quality of Rock Lake. Please know that there are rules governing what can and cannot be done in this special area. Before anything is done within 75 feet of Rock Lake (including but not limited to cutting of any vegetation, grading of the land, or the construction of buildings, walkways, stairs, walls, etc.) contact the appropriate entity to talk to them about a proposed project.

RLIA has received numerous comments about Construction Site issues within our watershed. Most of these comments are concerned about dirty runoff entering our waters. 

-If you live in the City of Lake Mills, contact the building inspector at 920-648-2344. 
-If you live in the Town of Lake Mills, contact BOTH the Jefferson County Zoning Department at 920-674-7130 and the Town of Lake Mills at 920-648-5867.


We also have included an anonymous form you can fill out, which RLIA will forward to the proper authority, although this route may take additional time. Please include the date, exact location, and nature of the problem. You may also leave contact information (which we will not forward) in case we have questions.

LINKS for more Information:

1 see page __ in Management Plan

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