Beaver Dam Council Approves Land Purchase For Water-Quality Ponds

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council Monday night approved the purchase of land to satisfy a state mandate. As part of a permit that allows Beaver Dam to discharge water into nearby streams, the state Department of Natural Resources requires the city to build and maintain a number of so-called water-quality ponds.

City Director of Engineering Todd Janssen says there are pipes in the area going directly into the river and the pond would allow for filtration of phosphorus. The council signed off on purchasing 1.2 acres along Pearl Street on the city’s south side, near the river just east of South Center Street.

The price is $27-thousand dollars, and the money will come from fees collected through the city’s Stormwater Utility.