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TMDL Implementation

Once a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is developed and approved, federal and state regulations then require implementation of TMDLs to meet water quality standards where there are implementation mechanisms in place and supported by law. For point source discharge, wasteload allocations delineated in the TMDL need to be expressed in Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) permits. Nonpoint source implementation is an adaptive process, requiring the collaboration of diverse stakeholders and the prioritization and targeting of available programmatic, regulatory, financial and technical resources.

Overview and programs

Implementation resources