WDNR High Performance Dry Storm Water Basins



Shannon Haydin, WDNR, Sponsor

E. Dan Bekta, WDNR Team Co-Leader

Kevin Kirsch, WDNR Team Co-Leader

Eric Rortvedt, WDNR Team Co-Leader


Jim Bachhuber – Indep. Consultant (retired consulting/DNR)

Theresa Caven – City of Brookfield

Phil Gaebler – City of Madison

Mike Hackel – Homburg Contractors Inc.

Theresa Nelson – Dane County LWRD

Tracy Pinkowski – WisDOT

Laura Spears – WDNR

John Voorhees – AECOM

Brian Wells – Miller Engineers & Scientists

Tim Whittaker – City of Janesville


If you have questions regarding this standard, contact SOC Program Manager at soc@wisconsinlandwater.org or one of the WDNR Team Leaders at Eugene.Bekta@wisconsin.gov or Kevin.Kirsch@wisconsin.gov


  • October 15, 2021 – Agenda, Notes
  • Nov. 19, 2021 – Agenda
  • Dec. 17, 2021
  • Jan. 21, 2022
  • Feb. 18, 2022
  • Mar. 18, 2022
  • Apr. 15, 2022
  • May 20, 2022
  • June 17, 2022
  • July 15, 2022
  • Aug. 19, 2022
  • Sept. 16, 2022
  • Oct. 21, 2022
  • Subsequent meeting dates will be listed here as they are scheduled.
  • Due to Covid-19, meetings will initially be remote (online).  We expect to transition to in-person meetings as work progresses and conditions improve. 

Information on meeting access will be published on the agenda one week prior to each meeting.

Custodian:  WDNR

Goal:  This team will create a new technical standard that provides criteria for the design, installation, and maintenance of High Performance Dry Storm Water Basins which are specifically focused on enhanced pollutant removal.  The goal would be to attain an 80% TSS reduction comparable to wet detention basins, coupled with ability to better address phosphorus removal and capture beyond what is typically observed by wet detention basins. Please note that this standard is focused on water quality which perhaps differentiates it from typical dry ponds that have been used for peak flow control. 

Team work will follow the Full Process detailed in the SOC Technical Standards Process Handbook.  This team will examine existing research, consider new technologies, propose criteria, and consider input from both expert and public review.

Anticipated Public Review Date:  2022

Anticipated Publication Date:  late 2022-early 2023

Work Team Status:  Team meetings begin in October 2021 and will be held approximately monthly until the draft standard is completed.  

Details on meetings, including agendas and notes, will be available in the left sidebar as the work develops.

Team Resources: