AB 226: Helping Private Well Owners Replace Contaminated Wells

This bill is:
Pro-Conservation

Date Introduced:
April 10, 2017

Legislative Categories:
Water

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Bill Description

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.

Current Status

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.