Want to get a program launched in your county, but unsure where to start? Click below to see how other counties are designing and implementing programs.
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Counties implementing groundwater programs:
- Through the DNR Nitrate Demonstration Project, Waupaca and Eau Claire counties are working directly with their municipal water utilities to better understand nitrate transport and reduce levels before the standards are exceeded.
- See how Manitowoc County is "Making Groundwater a Priority" starting with stakeholder groups through monitoring and implementing priority areas.
- Calumet County has dedicated staff working to protect groundwater. See their LWRM plan here.
- Rock County Conservation and Public Health work together on susceptibility mapping, well abandonment, and stakeholder input. See their LWRM plan here.
- Chippewa County has implemented a countywide wellhead protection ordinance and is implementing a large-scale groundwater quality inventory study. Learn more on their website here.
- Walworth County passed a Short Term Rental ordinance under their Environmental Code to identify failing septic systems and protect resources. Walworth County also works closely with their Health and Human Services to map groundwater susceptibility for better land use management.
- Pepin County Land Conservation, Public Health, Zoning and UWEX have partnered to organize a citizen advisory group to better understand drinking water risks in the county. Through the countywide effort to protect drinking water, Pepin County partners have also coordinated eight farmers concerned with a nearby well impacted by nitrate to participate in Discovery Farms Nitrogen Use Efficiency program.
This page will be updated with more county stories as they are received.