Friday, July 26, 2013

A Spectacular Environment

The 3.5 acre drainfield has been restored to a natural Wisconsin prairie containing nearly two dozen species of native grasses and wildflowers.  The National Wildlife Federation has certified us as a Wildlife Habitat because the property provides the four basis habitat elements need for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover and places to raise young. In addition, we have recently received recognition as a Monarch WayStation.

Bluff in the Fall

Bluff in the Spring

Niagara Escarpment
Along the southern edge of Cottage Glen, there is a five (5) acre bluff (part of the Niagara Escarpment that has been protected with a perpetual conservation easement. From this preserved setting one can see the waters of Ellison Bay and Green Bay.

A high volume community well serves all the homes at Cottage Glen. The system includes a well house containing a 3,600 gallon pressure tank and an underground 11,000 gallon tank reserve. The quality of water is monitored on an ongoing basis to comply with the State of Wisconsin municipal standards. 

Septic System
Cottage Glen's waste disposal system is a state-of-the-art at-grade aerobic biological system. Waste water is processed through a series of underground tanks utilizing a microbial-aeration technology that reduces the wastewater to essentially potable water before it is released to the drainfield. Every year one third of the field is allowed to rest.

Surface Coverage
The developers have chosen to construct less than 2 units per acre on the site and have determined to have an impervious surface ratio of less than 20%. The impervious surface ratio includes all buildings, roads, parking, and other improvements that restrict the absorption of water.
A comprehensive drainage plan, approved by Door County, has been implemented to ensure proper surface water management. 

A recycling center is located on the property.

Solar Electricity
In 2010 the residents voted to add a solar array to the roof of the rec center to help defray operating costs of the center. The system supplies approximately 17% of the electricity needed for operating the center. 

We are a certified Wildlife Habitat and Monarch Butterfly WayStation.

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