Why Do I Need a Survey?

Why do I need a survey? This is a question that real estate attorneys often hear from their clients. The answer is that there are many reasons. Legal descriptions that do not work mathematically. Field monumentation that does not agree with the required legal description. Flood plains, wetlands and other environmental issues that affect the […]

Funding Infiltration & Inflow (I & I) Reduction on Private Property

Private property is a major source of infiltration/inflow (I & I) entering into dedicated wastewater or sanitary sewer systems. Various efforts are underway in Wisconsin, and nationwide, to not only identify these sources, but develop remedies to reduce the amount of flow entering these systems. An important aspect of these efforts is providing financial assistance […]

Why is Wisconsin (and the Midwest) Square?

When on an airplane or viewing Google Earth, have you observed how roads create a grid pattern?  Have you ever wondered why it is that way? The simplest answer is because land surveyors in the early 1800s established the grid pattern.  But there’s really a more interesting story behind why Wisconsin (and the Midwest) is […]

Wisconsin Implements J-Turn Intersections

J-turn intersections, also known as restricted crossing U-turns, are being implemented in Wisconsin and nationwide. These new intersections are changing how motorists navigate through high-speed, divided highways. The J-turn requires motorists that intend to go left or straight at these intersections, first turn right onto the roadway and then perform a U-turn at the indicated […]

What is a Farmed Wetland?

Not all wetlands are as obvious as a stand of cattails in a concave depression. For wetland ecologists, farmed wetlands can be some of the most challenging areas to identify and delineate. Farmed wetlands are regulated by federal and state laws the same as any other wetland type, so it is important that they are […]