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Wastewater Septage Study Group

The Wastewater Septage Study Group is a stakeholder working group formed in 2017 by the DNR's Water Quality Program. The group serves as a forum for the program to receive input from, and provide information to, stakeholder organizations. The study group provides the Wastewater Septage Program with constructive feedback on policy and technical issues and works collaboratively with DNR staff to find workable solutions.

The study group identifies issues and topics of interest that can be addressed by ad hoc subgroups. Subgroup members are expected to research and develop recommendations on the selected topics for presentation to the full group.

The study group meets quarterly or semi-annually, with additional subgroup meetings scheduled as needed. Meetings are open to the public.

Study Group members

Wastewater Septage Study Group members are appointed by the DNR secretary.

  • Dan Bahr - Wisconsin Counties Association
  • Cory Bowen - Ken-Way Services of Rice Lake Inc. (representing Wisconsin Liquid Waste Carriers Association)
  • Bill Dyer - Herzog-Dyer Excavating & Sanitation Septage Business and POWTS installer
  • George Klaetsch - Klaetsch Public Affairs Strategies (representing septage lobby groups)
  • Dave Kons - Kons Septic Service Inc.
  • Matt Krueger - WI Land & Water Conservation Association
  • Chris Olson - Door County Sanitarian's Department (representing Wisconsin County Code Administrators)
  • Dale Stanford - Stanford's Septic Service septage business
  • Megan Taylor - Cans to Go portable restroom business
  • Vanessa Wishart - Stafford Rosenbaum LLP (representing Municipal Environmental Group)
  • VACANT - Wisconsin Onsite Water Recyclers Association

Agency advisors

  • Brad Johnson, P.E. - Department of Safety and Professional Services' POWTS Program
  • Sue Porter - Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
  • VACANT - Department of Administration, Office of Business Development

Past meetings

Date Location Information
Oct. 15, 2019 Madison
Dane County UW-Extension Office
Septage Study Group meeting
Feb. 4, 2019 Madison
Dane County UW-Extension Office
Septage Study Group meeting
Nov. 14, 2018 Wausau
Marathon County Public Library
Septage Study Group meeting
May 24, 2018 Madison
Dane County UW-Extension Office
Septage Study Group meeting
Dec. 13, 2017 Madison
Dane County UW-Extension Office
Septage Study Group meeting
Aug. 22, 2017 Madison
Dane County UW-Extension Office
Septage Study Group meeting