Mr. Brad Holtz

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

2984 Shawano Ave

Green Bay WI 54313

Re WPDES application #WI0062863-3 by S & S Ag Enterprises LLC

 

Dear Mr. Holtz

Door Property Owners Inc exists to protect the natural, cultural and economic environment in Door County.  Our membership of more than 600 households resides primarily in rural and shoreline properties and depends on well water. Many have made large investments in their properties and pay above-average amounts in property tax. We value the rural environment and traditional agriculture. The advent and expansion of industrial-scale animal feeding operations threatens our quality of life and the value of our real estate.

The above referenced permit request must have ironclad protections for the groundwater and the connected near-shore lake waters in order to have safe drinking water and to avoid algae along the shores. We ask for the following conditions:

  1. An environmental impact statement by a recognized third party covering all fields of planned manure disposal.
  2. Confirmation of acceptable perkable soil depth of at least 24”by the most reliable method in all fields.
  3. Expanded registration of bedrock fissures, depressions and sinkholes of any size using all available methods, including available aerial surveys.

In addition we would welcome a reduction in water content of the waste material in order to limit runoff into the ground and surface water.

By action of the board of trustees:

President

Mike Serpe
President, Door Property Owners