The City of Hudson is bordered on the north by Lake Mallalieu and the Willow River and bordered by Lake Saint Croix to the west. Stormwater is not clean water and carries with it pollutants that runoff into the lakes and river and threaten the quality of water and the recreational and economic benefit that they bring.
The City is doing several items to protect surface waters:
The City is a member of Rain to Rivers, which is a consortium of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) that are regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). The group provides informational and educational programs regarding stormwater runoff and keeping surface waters clean. Access the Rain to Rivers website.
The City is required to submit an annual report regarding the MS4 updates to the WDNR. A draft of the 2017 annual report is available online (PDF) for review and comment.
The City of Hudson updated the City ordinances for erosion control, post-construction stormwater management and illicit discharge. The Ordinance 5-17, Chapter 240 Stormwater Management, has been approved by the Common Council on April 10, 2017 where the Council provided the public with an opportunity to comment on the ordinance during a public hearing. A copy of the Ordinance 5-17 can be found online (PDF).