About the Program
The City of Oconomowoc is embarking on an innovative program called Adaptive Management to improve the water quality of the many lakes and rivers in the Oconomowoc River watershed.
To reduce non-point source pollution from urban storm water, construction sites, and agricultural land to improve water quality, thus enabling the City to reach compliance with the Department of Natural Resources wastewater and storm water permit requirements in a cost-effective manner.
Since the Oconomowoc River is upstream of the Rock River, the program will also improve the water quality of the Rock River and aid in the objectives of the Rock River Total Maximum Daily Load rule. The specific pollutants to be reduced are phosphorus and total suspended solids. In addition to improving surface water quality in area streams and lakes, the program will enhance local wildlife habitat and ecology, control excessive aquatic plant growth and reduce algal blooms.