DNR And Department Of Health Services Team Up For Safe Water In Wisconsin

(Wisconsin) The Department of Natural Resources is teaming up with the Department of Health Services to boost protection and education on safe water in Wisconsin. DNR secretary Preston Cole says that means getting PFAS and heavy metals out of drinking water, but also stepping up enforcement on nitrates from farms getting into groundwater. He says safe water in rural Wisconsin is equally as important as it is cities, towns, and villages, so they want to be able to work with the ag community so they can lay down the (quote) “gauntlet to protect human health.” Those nitrates have become a major problem in northeast Wisconsin where ag runoff has infiltrated the groundwater and made it into municipal and rural water systems.

 

Courtesy of WRN