Storm Water System Purpose
Racine County Public Works protects our community’s investment in natural resources through responsible management of storm water. Precipitation falling onto county trunk highways eventually enters the waterways which supply our community with drinking water and recreation. Racine County maintains its trunk highway system in accord with the needs of infrastructure and water resource users alike. By maintaining this harmony among all stakeholders, Racine County Public Works improves the quality of life for all Racine County citizens, our neighbors, as well as our guests.
Racine County Public Work’s water resource stewardship role stems from the guidance provided by federal and state water quality legislation. This guidance highlights three key influences upon our storm water system: highway development and maintenance, utility company development and maintenance, and neighboring landowner access to the county trunk highway system.
Racine County Public Works implements best management policies which reflect federal and state legislation in the light of the three influence categories. Our policies - development and maintenance, utility, and access - all contain water quality protection provisions. In this way Racine County unites highway managers and users alike in a team approach that not only protects but improves our community’s water resources.
Additional Reference Materials
- After the Storm (US Environmental Protection Agency Citizen Guide)
- City of Racine Department of Public Works
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR)
- US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
To report a spill on a county trunk highway call the
Wisconsin D.N.R. Hazardous Substance Discharge Hotline