To prevent pollution, we monitor non-storm water (wastewater) going into the City of Madison storm sewer system, lakes, streams and ground surface. This is done under Ordinance 7.47. of the Madison General Ordinances.
A permit is needed to discharge any non-storm wastewater. You should complete an application if you are:
A new (first time permit) discharger
A permit holder making changes from your previous application
Getting a Discharge Permit
Fill out an application
Describe the location, source, and description of wastewater discharge. Use the best available information.
You will need to pay this fee, which covers the cost of monitoring the wastewater quality. It is based on the annual volume of wastewater discharge. You will need to pay this fee annually. The permit year begins July 1st.