Gov. Tony Evers signed a bill on Monday aimed at expanding programs meant to improve water quality in watersheds, lakes and rivers around Wisconsin.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is accepting applications for a new well compensation and well abandonment program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
Earlier this year, Gov. Tony Evers made commitments towards addressing the widespread proliferation of chemical compounds known as PFAS in the state’s water supplies, and now the Wisconsin PFAS Action Council is giving residents an update on what measures the state is taking to ensure that progress is being made.
Gov. Tony Evers announced on Tuesday a new $10 million grant program to help people replace, reconstruct, treat or abandon private wells in an effort to improve access to clean drinking water across the state.
On July 20th, Governor Tony Evers filed a lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court against 3 Wisconsin manufacturers and 15 other chemical companies for their use of PFAS, which the state claims has polluted the water and natural resources of Wisconsin.