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Water Quality Trading Plan


The Village of Soldiers Grove plans to utilize Water Quality Trading(WQT) for compliance with the final total phosphorus limit as provided in the Wisconsin Pollutant Discharge Elimination 4263a8788c76406e25fea0e0a0778a08WPDES) Permit #WI-0022241-10-0. The Wastewater Treatment Facility(WWTF) treated 0.0300 MGD with an average effluent Total Phosphorus(TP) concentration of 4.92 mg/L in 2023. The Village plans to install chemical addition for Total Phosphorus treatment at the WWTF and will offset remaining TP with WQT Credits to consistently meet the final annual six-month average limit of 0.1 mg/L and a monthly average limit of 0.3 mg/L. NRCS Streambank Erosion modeling methods were used to calculate the TP credits that will be generated from the streambank stabilization project. 

Public & Safety Benefits –  

  1. streambank stabilization for homes located along Baker Creek Road
  2. streambank stabilization for Village Shop and Soldiers Grove Fire Department Building located along Legion Drive
  3. improved public access to Baker Creek for fishing and recreation
  4. increased hydraulic retention within the project area for flood mitigation

Environmental Impacts -

  1. Temporary impacts due to construction
  2. Will minimize erosion of the steep, heavily eroded streambanks
  3. Will improve riparian filter strip
  4. Will reduce Total Suspended Solids, Total Phosphorus, and other pollutants/nutrients entering the stream
  5. No fill shall be deposited within the flood plain or wetland areas
  6. Required permits will be acquired for construction


Water Quality Trading Plan