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Water Use Fees (Wisconsin)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Developer
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
General Public/Consumer
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Residential
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Schools
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Program Info
Start Date 

2011

State 
Wisconsin
Program Type 
Fees
Provider 
Department of Natural Resources

Annual $125 water use fees are charged by the State of Wisconsin to each property that has the capacity to withdraw 100,000 gallons per day or more from groundwater and/or surface water, and an additional graduated fee applies in the Great Lakes Basin for withdrawal of more than 50 million gallons per year. Revenue is used to develop and maintain a statewide water resources inventory of water use and water availability throughout the state, document and monitor water use through the new registration and reporting requirements, monitor groundwater and surface water quantity, implement the Great Lakes Compact through water use permitting and regulating diversion of Great Lakes Basin waters, help communities plan water supply needs, and build a statewide water conservation and efficiency program.