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May 2, 2023

J.F. Brennan, GEI Consultants and We Energies start Milwaukee River cleanup

Crews removed contaminated sediment from the Milwaukee River left behind by a former manufactured gas plant.

Apr 18, 2023

Milwaukee County seeks contractors to improve McKinley Beach safety

Milwaukee County is searching for contractors to redesign and reconstruct McKinley beach to make it safer.

Feb 6, 2023

Interior: $580M headed to 15 tribes to fulfill water rights

Fifteen Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million in federal money this year for water rights settlements, the Biden administration announced last week.

Feb 3, 2023

Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or dream?

Waves of torrential rainfall drenched California into the new year. Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200% their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is trending above average, too.

Dec 27, 2022

Biden’s signature advances major projects in water bill

President Joe Biden signed a large defense bill on Friday that includes a water bill that directs the Army Corps of Engineers on major infrastructure projects to improve navigation and protect against storms worsened by climate change.

Jun 30, 2021

View from around the state: Use tax windfall for water testing

In early 2020, in this space, we posed a question regarding perfluorinated chemicals or PFAS, known as “forever chemicals” because they don’t break down in the environment: How much of those chemicals would you like in your glass of water?

Jun 28, 2021

Infrastructure deal targets lead pipes

Included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal reached with President Joe Biden last week is a plan to eliminate the country's remaining lead pipes and service lines, which for decades have posed a risk for contaminated water in millions of homes and schools.

Feb 5, 2020

Evers signs bills setting aside $5.2M for water projects in parks

Among the bills that Gov. Tony Evers signed into law on Wednesday were ones that will make it easier to install stairway lifts in old churches and that will set aside millions for water projects in state parks.

Mar 20, 2019

Vos panel considers health threats from water pollution

A new legislative task force formed to deal with water pollution began its work Wednesday by learning about the wide range of contaminants in Wisconsin waters and state agencies' recommendations for cleaning them up.

Jan 28, 2019

Evers promises clean drinking water; what now?

Gov. Tony Evers pledged in his State of the State address to clean up drinking water in Wisconsin, promising to work to replace lead pipes throughout the state and improve well-water quality during what he deemed the year of clean drinking water. Here's a look at the extent of water pollution in Wisconsin, how lawmakers are dealing with it and Evers' promise:

Oct 24, 2018

In ‘major step’ for infrastructure, Trump puts money toward Soo Locks, other projects (UPDATE)

President Donald Trump signed a wide-ranging bill this week meant to improve the country's water infrastructure.

Oct 23, 2018

Mount Pleasant, Racine reach deal to pay for $100M worth of utility work for Foxconn

The city of Racine and village of Mount Pleasant reached a deal this week to both reduce local utility fees and build water infrastructure needed for the massive factory that Foxconn Technology Group is building in the village.


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