Stormwater Inspection

Overview
Stormwater detention facilities and related appurtenances require periodic inspection to ensure the facilities are in good condition.

The stormwater inspection report shall be filled out by a qualified inspector during the required field inspection, reviewed and sealed by a licensed professional engineer, and submitted to the Engineering Department for approval.

Summary
  • Inspection report required every 5 years based on the agreement date
  • As-builts are required to be submitted within 30 days of completion of project for new developments
  • Agreements, past reports and as-builts are posted online
  • Each owner of the facility receives notification, however a representative or homeowners association may facilitate the report.
  • Only one report is required for each stormwater facility

Subdivisions & Developments

Every five years the Village of Menomonee Falls contacts property owners who either have stormwater ponds located on their property or a shared interest in ponds located in their subdivision. Since 2002, all stormwater ponds that have a stormwater maintenance agreement are required to do an inspection every five years and submit a report.

The stormwater ponds are an integral part of the overall stormwater control system in the region and were constructed as a requirement of the Village of Menomonee Falls to control runoff and reduce the potential for flooding.

Maintenance & Inspection
Proper maintenance and periodic inspection of each pond is crucial to ensure all stormwater ponds are operating properly to protect the down stream properties from damages caused by runoff. To ensure the ponds are properly maintained, a stormwater maintenance agreement was entered into which outlines specific inspection and maintenance requirements for each pond.

The stormwater maintenance agreement designates the property owner(s) or homeowners association of the subdivision to be responsible for the operation, maintenance, and inspection of the ponds to ensure they are still within tolerances of the original design. Even though a report is required every five years, it is important to perform yearly maintenance to ensure the stormwater facilities and ponds are working to their original specifications.
 
The homeowners association for a subdivision may coordinate the required inspection for all the home owners.  Only one report for each pond is required for a subdivision. 
 
Completing the Reports
The inspection must be completed by a qualified inspector and stamped by a registered professional engineer in the State of Wisconsin. The completed reports must be returned to the Village of Menomonee Falls Engineering Department.

As recorded in the Agreement and/or Stormwater Permit, failure to complete and submit the inspection report by the due date will result in the village taking the necessary steps to complete the inspection report and adding the cost to the owner(s) tax bill. 

A PDF of the agreements, past reports, as-builts, and a map of the facilities are available on the village website under the years they are due.
 
As-builts
Upon completion of the project with a Stormwater Permit, the Property Owner has thirty (30) days to submit an inspection report to the Village as proof of compliance on the Village approved inspection Report form.  Along with the Inspection report, the Property Owner shall supply the Village with complete set of construction as-built drawings in ink on standard size Mylar, and in AutoCAD format on CD.  The as-built plan and inspection report will be used by the Village to determine if the Stormwater Management Facilities are constructed according to the Village approved plans. The Stormwater Management Facilities will be accepted only after the Village approves the As-built plants and Inspection report.

Obtaining an Inspection Form
A Stormwater Inspection report form may be obtained from the Engineering Department located in the village Hall at W156N8480 Pilgrim Road or in a PDF or Word format on this web page. Should you have any questions you may contact Nancy Greifenhagen at 262-532-4417, Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8 am to 4:30 p.m..

All ponds with agreements from 2005 and 2010 are required to have their inspections in 2015. These reports are due by
August 14, 2015.

Mail to:
Village of Menomonee Falls
Engineering Department
Attn: Nancy Greifenhagen
W 156 N 8480 Pilgrim Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 

or email to:  stormwater@menomonee-falls.org