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Ice Age Trail Alliance - “The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile-long footpath located entirely within Wisconsin.” A segment of the trail runs through the Verona area.

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Lincoln Street Storm Water Facility

Located near City Hall, the Lincoln Street Storm Water Facility will be constructed in 2021. In this video Marty Cieslik covers how the basin will provide storm water treatment for a significant portion of the older part of Verona, which was built before storm water management was identified as a need. He also covers how the basin was awarded a major storm water quality grant from Dane County to help pay for the construction costs.


Using Alum Flocculents to Treat Storm Water Ponds to Control Phosphorus

The Verona Storm Water Utility has been testing the use of flocculants to treat storm water ponds in Verona. The American Way Pond has been treated twice, once in 2019 & once in 2021. The Silent Street Pond and the Meister Pond were both treated in 2021. The City has used two different aluminum flocculants, Alum (Aluminum Sulfate) and Aluminum Chlorhydrate (ACH). While both are effective at reducing phosphorus levels in storm water ponds, they have different longevities and advantages. Marty Ciesclik, construction manager for the City of Verona Public Works Department, reports on what has been learned so far and where the program is going in the near future in this video.


Storm Water Basics - How Is Storm Water Different From Our Drinking Water and Wastewater?

Marty Cieslik, construction manager for the City of Verona Public Works Department, provides information on the nature of storm water including how it is different from our water supply and our sanitary water (wastewater). Cieslik provides background information to prepare video viewers to more fully appreciate the subsequent presentations on storm water quality in January and planning maintenance projects in February 2022.


City of Verona Water Resources: Where Does Verona's Water Come From and Where Does It Go?

We often take our water for granted, but there's more to our water supply than just turning on the tap. Marty Cieslik, construction manager for the City of Verona Public Works Department, will discuss the Sugar River watershed, where our water comes from, and where it goes after we use it. This presentation is an updated version of the same topic presented in January 2021. There will be updated information due to the completion of some projects during 2021. This presentation will provide some background for three subsequent presentations on storm water scheduled for December 2021, January, and February 2022.


Storm Water Quality in Verona

In order to provide information for future planning, the City of Verona collected water quality data from seven storm water ponds in 2021. Marty Cieslik, construction manager for the City of Verona Public Works Department, summarizes the sampling results, as well as compare results with the sampling effort conducted during 2020. This is the third program in a series of four that focus on the storm water in the City of Verona.


Planning Storm Water Maintenance Projects

Each year for the last five years, the City of Verona has completed at least one significant storm water basic maintenance project. Marty Cieslik, construction manager for the City of Verona Public Works Department, will review what has been done and present an approach for planning future projects. Cieslik will describe key factors for prioritizing future work. These key factors include the age of the basin, where the basin discharges, and whether or not there are up or down stream storm water facilities.


Storm Water Basin Vegetation Burns

The City of Verona Storm Water Utility has scheduled vegetation burns at ten storm water basins in Verona and one in the town of Middleton during the spring of 2022. These basins are:

  • 02 Gateway West (west side of Cohiba Court)
  • 05 West Park (west side of Maple Rd just north of Basswood Ave)
  • 24 Harmony Hills (west of Enterprise Dr, south of Lucerne Dr)
  • 32 Meister Addition West (between Breckenridge Rd & Northern Lights Rd south of Meister Park)
  • 38 Whalen Pond (off Whalen Rd in the 600 block)
  • 39 American Way (in the Verona Tech Park (bordered by American Way, Thousand Oaks Trail & Kettle Moraine Trail)
  • 50 West Verona Avenue (between W Verona Ave and Half Mile Rd)
  • 52 Verona Public Library
  • 57 Hometown Circle West (between McDonalds at Horizon & E Verona Ave and Hometown Circle)
  • 68 Cathedral Point (northeast of Cathedral Point Park between E Chapel Royal & Westminster Way)
  • Sauk Point Basin - Town of Middleton (Mineral Point Rd & Welcome Dr) (Credit Trade Site)

Marten J. Cieslik, P.E. will describe why these burns are scheduled, the approximate timing, and what to expect during the burns. These burns are part of the vegetation maintenance program the City has for its storm water basins.