Why become a Water Star community?

First, to be publicly recognized for your good work through designation ceremonies and local and state-wide media releases.

Second, to promote your community as a responsible unit of government and a good place for people to live and businesses to locate and thrive.

Who can become a Water Star community?

Water Star is designed for all types of municipalities including cities, villages, counties and towns. We recognize that larger villages, cities and towns may have an easier time meeting the requirements to be designated a Water Star. The Water Star Steering Committee is interested in working with smaller and more rural municipalities to make this program work well for them.

What is the Water Star program?Monona City Hall

Water Star guides, inspires and celebrates the work that top municipalities of all sizes do to protect and improve their water resources.

Water Star believes municipalities who meet these challenges should be thanked and celebrated. Download the Water Star brochure (pdf) for more information.

Congratulations New Water Stars!!!

Walworth County - Awarded Silver Water Star, December 9, 2014
City of Kaukauna - Awarded Silver Water Star, January 19, 2015

Announcing: 2015 Webinar Series
Sustainable Strategies
Webinars for Wisconsin's Municipal Professionals

Jointly planned and hosted with the Wisconsin Green Tier Legacy Communities Program and the Town and Country Resource Conservation and Development Inc.


Informative, interactive broadcasts for municipal staff, officials, consultants, state workers and
others interested in helping municipalities protect their natural resources in a sustainable way.
11 programs scheduled from Noon-1pm on the third Thursday of each month beginning 02/19.
- No cost to attend.
Record of attendance available upon request for PDUs and CEUs.
Sign up once then only attend the programs that fit your schedule and interests.

REGISTER:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2482752595428398850|

Program Schedule (PDF 2MB)

Archived webinar programs


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