DNR Secretary Statement on Peninsula Pride, Kewaunee Water Supply Program

Discussion in 'Outdoor News' started by Wisconsin DNR News, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. By Central Office September 7, 2016

    Contact(s): Jim Dick, DNR spokesperson, 608-267-2773

    We wish to thank the Peninsula Pride Farmers Organization for the generous offer to supply drinking water to private well owners who have positive tests for e-coli in their wells in Kewaunee and southern Door counties.

    This is a large proactive step being taken toward providing solutions to the issues facing businesses and citizens in karst areas with shallow soils. This type of effort was among the recent recommendations made by the Kewaunee Groundwater Working Groups that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources facilitated more than a year ago and it is exciting to see it come to fruition with the help of Peninsula Pride.

    We appreciate and support this effort and we are grateful to the agricultural community of Kewaunee and Door counties for stepping up with a program designed to prevent adverse health impacts in these sensitive geological areas.

    Last Revised: Wednesday, September 07, 2016