Due to COVID-19, the DNR and DATCP developed the following fact sheet with input from the state’s dairy industry. The intent is to help dairy producers navigate the last-resort option of emergency milk disposal, should they find themselves in that position.
Farmers (non-CAFOs) should contact a Nonpoint Source Coordinator in their region with questions.
Nonpoint source (NPS) pollution, also known as polluted runoff, is a leading cause of water quality problems in Wisconsin. Polluted runoff is caused by rainfall or snowmelt moving over and through the ground picking up natural and human–made pollutants, depositing them into rivers, lakes, wetlands and groundwater. Pollutants include fertilizers, nutrients, oil, grease, sediment and bacteria from agricultural, urban and residential areas.