GLSD Wastewater Permit Compliance and Future Sewering


As mentioned in previous newsletters, the GLSD is required to meet new, stringent wastewater discharge requirements set forth by the State of WI. This mandated reduction in phosphorus discharge will require the District to completely overhaul its wastewater treatment process. We have been working closely with our District Engineer, Cedar Corporation, on this critical planning. The GLSD has been focused on achieving compliance through the storage and utilization of our effluent as irrigation waters on local farm fields during the growing season. This option is the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective option available to the District. We continue to work with the DNR toward approval of the plan. Costs for planning, design, construction, etc. will require a further increase to our
quarterly wastewater treatment rates. The GLSD is working with financial specialists from Ehlers, Inc.,
to determine the level of increase needed to reach final WPDES permit compliance.