The Water Resources Committee routinely meets during the spring and fall conferences each year.

  • The 2023 Fall Conference Water Resources meeting was held in person on November 2, 2023 at the conference venue.
  • The 2023 Spring Conference Water Resources meeting was held in person on May 4, 2023 at the conference venue.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Water Resources Committee is to provide education and information that will raise awareness and promote environmentally conscious and cost-effective management and improvement of water resources throughout the State of Wisconsin.

Committee Objectives and Goals:

  • Maintaining a statewide database of Stormwater Utility fees and credit policies,
  • Keeping municipalities and their consultants informed on stormwater best practices, and
  • Tracking legislation that affects stormwater permittees throughout the state.

Caroline Burger (Carollo Engineers, Inc.) is the current Water Resources Committee Chair, through 6/30/2024. Please contact her with questions about the committee.

APWA also maintains a listing of storm water utilities established in the State of Wisconsin, including the population served, ERU size where applicable and annual cost for a typical single family home. It was last updated 3/8/2022 and is available HERE.

Proposed Legislation to Grant PSC Oversight of Municipal Stormwater Utilities

The Water Resources Committee has reviewed and developed actions in response to the proposed bill SB 455/AB 457. This proposed legislation would subject municipal stormwater utilities to oversight by the Public Service Commission (PSC). Currently, in the State of Wisconsin, only Drinking Water Utilities are subject to PSC oversight.

A letter is being sent on behalf of the APWA WI Chapter opposing the legislation. This letter and its attachments are available for you to download, edit, and send on behalf of your community.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns regarding the proposed legislation.

Talking points

SB455_AB457 Letter_V3



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