Case Study: LaPointe Stormwater Demonstration Project

Town of LaPointe
Apostle Islands, WI


Protecting the Lake Superior shoreline and coastal wetlands


Development of a Stormwater Management Plan

  • Changing paradigm from a collect, concentrate, convey attitude to dealing with nonpoint pollution in stormwater runoff
  • Pollution prevention
  • Best Management Practices
  • Protect water quality

Stormwater demonstration project

  • Redesigned site to direct foot and vehicle traffic away from grassy area
  • Paved parking area to reduce dust and keep sediment out of stormwater
  • Grassy area used to filter some roof water
  • Rain Garden for treatment of roof water
  • Snout© to separate oil and debris from stormwater