Support LRB 1197: Helping to Protect Private Well Drinking Water
Week of January 21, 2019
2019-20 Legislative Session
This week's notices:
- Support LRB 1197: Helping to Protect Private Well Drinking Water
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection estimates one-fifth of private wells in rural Wisconsin contain levels of agricultural pollution that make the water unsafe to drink. LRB 1197 makes it easier for more households to replace their contaminated wells by increasing the amount of annual family income that qualifies for the state’s well compensation grant program. The bill also removes the requirement that a well must be used for livestock to qualify for the grant.
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