The Village of Kimberly, in an effort to meet the requirements of the Wisconsin DNR NR 151 Storm Water Regulations has developed Storm Water Detention Ponds throughout the village.
These ponds receive storm water run off, allow the suspended solids to settle in the pond, and then allow the water to discharge into navigable surface water.
Operation & Maintenance
The Village of Kimberly is required by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to track long-term maintenance of stormwater management systems. Please see the following resources for individuals with privately owned and maintained stormwater systems throughout the Village of Kimberly.
Operations & Maintenance of Privately Owned Stormwater Systems Presentation
January 11th, 2023
To learn more about long-term maintenance of privately-owned stormwater management systems the Village of Kimberly, in partnership with the stormwater team at McMahon, is hosting a virtual presentation at 10 am, Wednesday, January 11, 2023. The presentation will include an overview of stormwater regulations, responsibilities, and maintenance activities. Please click the meeting link button to join the meeting on January 11th, 2023 from 10-10:30 a.m.
For additional resources including presentation slides and reporting forms, please check out the following:
- 2023 Kimberly Water Quality Landowner Letter for privately owned stormwater ponds
- Stormwater device inspection and maintenance confirmation – this is the link that was included as a QR code in the private stormwater letter which allowsfor electronic reporting.
- Kimberly Operations and Maintenance Plan for Site and Subdivision Stormwater Systems
- Privately owned stormwater management systems presentation
- Wet or dry detention pond inspection form
- Bioretention or biofiltration system inspection form
- Vegetated swale inspection form
ILLICIT DISCHARGE ORDINANCE
The Village recently adopted an Illicit Discharge Ordinance as part of the ongoing requirements to full fill our mandate from the State of Wisconsin to remove water polluting particles from our storm water runoff that enters the Fox River.
This ordinance along with two others, (New Construction Erosion Control and Post Construction Erosion Control) is required to remove unwanted polluting particles from entering the waters of the state, in our case that is the Fox River.
The new ordinance gives the Village more authority to control what is allowed to enter into the storm sewer system. Part of the ordinance regulates illegal business discharges, overflows from sanitary sewers, illegal plumbing connections, illegal dumping of waste materials, and spills associated with roadway accidents and business activity.
There are other parts of the ordinance that affect our residents more closely such as not removing pet waste from Village owned properties. Voluntarily blowing or raking grass clipping unto the street. Not removing lawn fertilizers from streets and sidewalks after fertilizing, and others.