Construction Sites & Water Quality
Sediment laden water that runs off construction sites is an issue in our watershed. Construction site runoff will eventually make it into Rock Lake, and is a significant contributor of sediment and excess nutrients which will impair the water quality of Rock Lake.1
Who do you contact when you see poor practices?
RLIA receives numerous comments about construction site issues, mostly about dirty runoff entering our watershed.
-If you live in the City of Lake Mills, contact the building inspector at 920-648-2344. You can also contact the City’s Neighborhood Service Officer, Brian Kane, at 920-723-8299.
-If you live in the Town of Lake Mills, contact BOTH the Town of Lake Mills Building Inspector, Chris Butschke, at 608-576-6371 and the Jefferson County Zoning Department at 920-674-7130.
Proper Construction Site Management
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. See this detailed guide to any kind of work in the vicinity of the shoreline.
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. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 see page 74 in Management Plan
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