Final Draft – Fox Cities 2040 Sewer Service Area Plan

The 2040 Fox Cities Sewer Service Area (SSA) Plan updates and supersedes the 2030 Fox Cities Sewer Service Area Plan. The 2030 Fox Cities SSA Plan was approved by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) on February 13, 2006. Development in the Fox Cities has expanded beyond previous projections so a complete plan update is required to understand the growth and
environmental conditions in the Fox Cities today.

The 2040 Fox Cities SSA Plan is the fifth update of the Fox Cities SSA Plan (1985, 1991, 1997, 2006, and 2023, which is an element of the State of Wisconsin Areawide Water Quality Management (AWQM) Plan. The East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (ECWRPC) prepared the 2040 Plan and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources certified the Plan on ENTER DATE as part of the Statewide AWQM Plan. As a contracted agency of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, ECWRPC is the Areawide Coordinating Agency under Wisconsin’s AWQM planning program, and is therefore responsible for preparing, maintaining, and updating sewer service area plans within the designated area.

In addition to serving as a guide for sewered development, sewer service area plans have a significant impact on the protection of water quality. The 2040 Fox Cities SSA Plan provides population and land use projections, identifies environmentally sensitive areas (ESA), and delineates future growth areas for the Fox Cities Sewer Service Area. Policy recommendations encourage cost-effective and environmentally sound development patterns. Overall, sewer service area plans are intended to be an important planning and development guide for local communities.

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