Water Use Fees (Wisconsin)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||Water Use Fees (Wisconsin)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Energy Storage, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Applicable Jurisdiction||The Great Lakes Basin includes the land area that drains to Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. A detailed map of the Basin can be found here: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/greatlakes/documents/glbasin_web.pdf|
Annual $125 water use fees are charged by the State of Wisconsin to each property that has the capacity to withdraw 100,000 gallons per day or more from groundwater and/or surface water, and an additional graduated fee applies in the Great Lakes Basin for withdrawal of more than 50 million gallons per year. Revenue is used to develop and maintain a statewide water resources inventory of water use and water availability throughout the state, document and monitor water use through the new registration and reporting requirements, monitor groundwater and surface water quantity, implement the Great Lakes Compact through water use permitting and regulating diversion of Great Lakes Basin waters, help communities plan water supply needs, and build a statewide water conservation and efficiency program.
|Contact Name||Water Use Program|
|Department||Department of Natural Resources|
|Division||Water Use Section|
|Address||PO Box 7921|