Soil Erosion

The Division of Industry Services (DIS) provides education and consultation concerning soil erosion control for construction sites involving one- and two-family dwellings. Complaints are investigated relative to violations and failure to control measures. Credentials are administered for erosion control inspectors.

Questions regarding soil erosion at construction sites for one- and two-family dwellings can be sent to to DSPSSBUDCtech@wisconsin​.gov

Soil Erosion Control Plan Audit Changes

History of Soil Erosion in Wisconsin

Manufactured Perimeter Control and Slope Interruption Departmental Approval Process​​


Erosion and Sediment Control Field Guide 
Universal Soil Loss Equation for Construction Sites
Download and save the Excel worksheet to your computer and use it to estimate soil loss from sheet and rill erosion. (It is not used for gully erosion.) Variables are entered by the user or are automatically calculated. There is a "Help Page" button leading to descriptions of the fields.
​UDC Erosion Inspection Checklist​Uniform Dwelling Code Erosion Inspection Checklist
​Standards Oversight Council Checklist​Standards Oversight Council Checklist