The purpose of the Manure Storage Ordinance is to prevent water pollution and protect the water resources within Langlade County. In order to do this, the ordinance regulates the location, design, construction, installation, and management of animal waste storage facilities.
On April 17, 2018 the Langlade County Board approved updates to the Langlade County Manure Storage Ordinance, effective immediately. The most current version of the ordinance can be viewed here
An Manure Storage Permit is required for construction, modification, or abandonment of an animal waste storage facility in Langlade County.
Things to know when applying for a permit:
- Construction shall not begin until after a permit has been issued by the Land Conservation Department
- Two working-days notice must be given to the LCD prior to construction
- Animal Waste Storage Permits are good for two years from the date of issuance
- Construction Certification is required within 10 days of project completion
Manure pit construction and abandonment projects may be eligible for cost-sharing through the Langlade County Land Conservation Department. To have a conservationist visit your farm to determine if your project is eligible for cost-share funds, please, contact our office.
If you need to report a manure spill call: DNR Manure Spill Hotline 1(800)943-0003 or you can call the Land Conservation Department during normal business hours (715)627-6292.
More information from the DNR on preventing and responding to manure spills can be found here.