Southeastern Wisconsin Clean Water Network

First formed in 2008 as the Keep Our Waters Clean Network, the Southeastern Wisconsin Clean Water Network is comprised of 18 municipalities plus UW-Parkside, all holders of a municipal stormwater discharge permit from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Root-Pike WIN works with the group of stormwater and city engineers, public works directors and conservationists to meet the public outreach and education requirements of the permit. In addition to funding the Respect Our Waters campaign, the group meets quarterly to receive updates from the DNR, presentations on a variety of stormwater management practices and field visits to BMPs.

Members of the Southeastern Wisconsin Clean Water Network include:

City of New Berlin

City of Franklin

City of Kenosha

City of Oak Creek

City of Racine

County of Kenosha

County of Racine


Village of Caledonia

Village of Greendale

Village of Hales Corners

Village of Mt. Pleasant

Village of Pleasant Prairie

Village of Salem Lakes

Village of Sturtevant


Village of Wind Point

Village of Bristol

Town of Norway

Town of Randall

Town of Waterford

Town of Somers


Household Surveys

2010 Survey

In 2010, the Southeastern Wisconsin Clean Water Network funded a household survey to measure the views of homeowners of their local water resources and their yard care practices for the purpose of developing an effective Information & Education program. The University of Wisconsin-Extension's survey research center in Madison, Wisconsin designed the survey instrument and schedule, and selected the random sample of 500 households within the Root-Pike basin. Root-Pike WIN coordinated the mailings and data input. The survey's results helped us gain a better understanding of homeowners' attitudes, behaviors and knowledge related to nonpoint source pollution and yard care practices and how residents acquire information about the topics. Download the survey results here.

2016 survey

A follow-up survey was funded by the SWCWN in the fall of 2016 to measure changes in the awareness and behaviors of area residents regarding residential storm water best practices after five years of the Respect Our Waters media campaign. We expect the results to be analyzed and ready for publication soon. Stay tuned!