2013 - Statewide Victory

Protecting our waters with a watershed approach (SB 190)

Instead of managing water quality by considering one polluting source at a time, this law allows Wisconsin to consider the cumulative effect on an entire watershed. Signed into law in December 2013, this law marks a significant step forward in Wisconsin’s ability to protect our water quality. It was made possible because of the incredible investment of conservation voters (who sent more than 2,000 letters of support to state legislators) and the leadership of Wisconsin Conservation Voters endorsed candidate, Rep Al Ott, who helped craft the solution by bringing all water users to the table.