What is the Inventory and Maintenance Program?

Each governmental unit within the State of Wisconsin is required to conduct, complete and maintain an inventory of all POWTS located within their jurisdictional area. The inventory does not require site visits, POWTS identification, or an evaluation of the POWTS. Upon completion of the inventory, the governmental unit shall develop and implement a comprehensive POWTS maintenance program, which is a process that accepts and records inspections, evaluations, maintenance, and servicing reports submitted by the POWTS owner or owner’s agent. Every POWTS shall be visually inspected at least once every three years to determine whether wastewater or effluent from the POWTS is ponding on the surface of the ground.

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1. How do I get a zoning permit?
2. When do I need a permit from Land and Water Conservation?
3. How do I rezone my property?
4. Who can help me with shoreland erosion issues?
5. How do I prepare a nutrient management plan?
6. How do I report manure runoff?
7. What is cost sharing and what can it be used for?
8. Is there a fee for Land and Water Conservation staff assistance?
9. What is a POWTS?
10. What is the reason for POWTS regulation?
11. What is required of me as a POWTS owner?
12. Where can I find the regulations regarding POWTS maintenance?
13. What is the Inventory and Maintenance Program?
14. What is the on-line POWTS maintenance reporting system?
15. What happens if I refuse to do POWTS maintenance?
16. What if I pump my septic tank every year or every two years?
17. What do I do with my POWTS after a flood?