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May 15, 2023

Wisconsin environmental regulators settle wastewater lawsuit with large dairy farm

One of Wisconsin's largest dairy operations has reached a settlement with state environmental regulators to that calls for the company to eventually stop spreading liquid manure in exchange for avoiding groundwater monitoring requirements.

Dec 14, 2022

Regulators move ahead with groundwater PFAS rules

Wisconsin's Natural Resources Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to proceed with regulating so-called forever chemicals in the state's groundwater, 10 months after a plan was scrapped under pressure from the state's powerful business industry.

Dec 2, 2022

Evers administration seeks OK to start new PFAS regulations

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration plans to ask state environmental officials again for permission to develop limits on a group of chemicals known as PFAS in Wisconsin groundwater.

Dec 11, 2019

DNR board OKs drafting new manure rules for sensitive areas

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources board granted the agency permission Tuesday to start drawing up contentious manure and fertilizer restrictions for areas prone to groundwater pollution.

Nov 14, 2019

State officials to face questions about Waukesha water-diversion project

Waukesha’s plan to build a water pipeline to Lake Michigan is running into opposition from local officials and residents in New Berlin because of a proposal to place a pumping station in a historic park.

Dec 24, 2018

Madison to increase testing for chemicals in drinking water

Madison water utility officials say they will increase testing for toxic chemicals that are spreading from contaminated soil and groundwater at Truax Air National Guard Base on the city's north side.

Jun 18, 2018

Manufacturer finds groundwater pollution at plant

A manufacturer in northeastern Wisconsin has discovered new evidence of groundwater pollution near Lake Michigan involving a chemical that has raised national health concerns.

Apr 23, 2017

Study: Wisconsin will face water infrastructure problem

A new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers says Wisconsin will have $7 billion in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure needs in the next 20 years.

Nov 13, 2015

Judge: DNR can’t impose requirements on wells at large farms

Wisconsin environmental officials can't impose groundwater monitoring requirements as a condition for high-capacity well permits, an Appleton judge has ruled in a decision that could have far-reaching effects on well construction across the state.

Aug 19, 2014

Even good farming may pollute groundwater

Two new studies of private well water in Kewaunee County have linked contamination to fertilizer, livestock manure and human waste.

Sep 26, 2013

GOP lawmaker wants to limit well regulations

A Republican legislator has introduced a bill to limit high-capacity well regulations that he says is meant to clear up uncertainty over the state Department of Natural Resource's authority.

Sep 13, 2013

Watershed protection goal of pact

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Coca-Cola signed a five-year agreement Friday to restore watersheds that have been damaged or altered by development, wildfires and agriculture as part of an initiative to slow runoff and replenish groundwater on federal lands.


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