Legislation urgently needed to protect state’s well water

Wisconsin needs to boost the money available to aid those whose drinking water is contaminated and it needs a clean water fund dedicated to helping address pollution. Those were among the recommendations from a state legislator on a task force aimed at protecting Wisconsin’s water resources. Read article from Urban Milwaukee. 

Note: the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is holding a public hearing on water quality issues on Thursday, Nov. 7, in Fond du Lac. Numerous conservation and water quality groups are urging citizens to attend the hearing, which is one of three being held in the state. 

A release from the Wisconsin Conservation Voters says, “The DNR board needs to know how important this is for Wisconsin’s water and health because big lobbying groups are trying to stop this process, leaving our drinking water even more vulnerable to nitrate contamination.”

The hearing on Nov. 7 starts at 1:30 p.m., and is scheduled to run until 3 p.m. The location is  UW Fond du Lac, Room UC-114, 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac. The release urges citizens to implore the DNR board to “stand up and make the right decision for our water, health, and families.”