State lawmakers have taken steps to ease the financial burden placed on municipalities by stormwater quality standards - but nitrogen and phosphorus filtration rules that could cost the city of Brookfield $50 million remain on the books.
The state Natural Resources Board voted in 2010 to adopt more stringent phosphorus and nitrogen filtering standards to meet federal Environmental Protection Agency mandates.
Yup. Rivers are damn near on fire out here, just like Cleveland.
Think $50 million's a lot? Wait until MMSD announces....