AB 226: Helping Private Well Owners Replace Contaminated Wells
This bill is:
April 10, 2017
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection estimates that roughly one in five private wells in rural areas of our state have levels of agricultural pollution that make the water unsafe to drink. AB 226 make it easier for more households to replace the costs of their contaminated wells or failing on-site wastewater treatment systems by allowing local governments to provide low cost or no-cost loans to replace these wells and systems. It also increases the maximum grant amount under the state’s Well Compensation Grant program to $12,000.
AB 226 was introduced and referred to the Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry. It is available to be scheduled for a public hearing.
Full Vote Data
Assembly: Awaiting Action
Senate: Awaiting Action
Governor: Awaiting Action
Citizen Action Needed
Contact your legislators and ask them to support AB 226.