Draft guidance concerning storm water is now available for review and comment on the Proposed DNR Program Guidance web page or via the following link: 1009_RainGarden_DRAFT

Rain Garden – Technical Standard 1009 is open for comment until May 9, 2018.

The proposed Rain Garden – Technical Standard 1009 has been created based on the 2003 “Rain Garden – A How to Manual for Homeowners” (created by the UW-Extension and DNR) and will address the design of residential and commercial rain gardens. Additionally, it will be available to assist counties to meet the impervious surface standard provision of their shoreland zoning ordinances they must establish per NR 115, Wis. Adm. Code.  This standard was revised through the Standards Oversight Council Modified Process, including input from a select team of experts. More detail on the team’s meetings are available here.

Instructions to comment on standards: Submit your comments by midnight Wednesday, May 9. Keep comments specific and directly related to the standard. You may use comments in the Adobe pdf document, or otherwise indicate the section or line numbers to which your comments refer. Respond in the same order as the sections appear in the draft. If you have general comments applicable to the entire standard please note them as such.

The DNR is soliciting comments from the public on this draft guidance. Once the 21-day notice period is complete, all comments will be considered by the DNR. After considering all public comments, revisions may be made to the guidance documents and final guidance will be made available to internal and external stakeholders. Comments related to this draft guidance document should be sent to: DNRTECHNICALSTANDARDS@Wisconsin.gov. Please indicate in the subject line which Technical Standard the comments pertain to.

Thank you for your input.