This Wisconsin Town Is Desperately Fighting For Its Drinking Water

Via Huffington Post: On a hot midsummer morning in 2012, Rhonda Carrell received a mailer from the Wysocki Family of Companies announcing its intention to build a mega-dairy and farm – Golden Sands – just a stone’s throw from her driveway in Saratoga, Wisconsin. Carrell’s small town was a convenient location for the big agriculture … Continue reading This Wisconsin Town Is Desperately Fighting For Its Drinking Water

Saratoga Community Water Testing

Mark your calendars for August 3 & 4! Protect Wood County and its Neighbors is sponsoring a water testing drive for Saratoga and neighboring communities. The actual analysis will be performed at the state-certified Water and Environmental Analysis Lab on the UW-Stevens Point campus. How does it work? Step 1: Register ahead of time to secure … Continue reading Saratoga Community Water Testing

Wisconsin Legislature Making Efforts to Help People with Contaminated Well Water

Via WSAW: (WSAW) -- New efforts in the state legislature are looking to help people facing contaminated groundwater throughout Wisconsin. A local group is hoping to push those efforts even further, ensuring state leaders know it is a life-threatening problem in the central sands area. More and more people with private wells are learning they have … Continue reading Wisconsin Legislature Making Efforts to Help People with Contaminated Well Water

Juneau County Lawsuit: Dairy Companies Knew They Were Contaminating Groundwater, Wells

Via Wisconsin Rapids Tribune: MAUSTON - A company fighting for more than six years to build a mega-dairy near Wisconsin Rapids is in a new legal battle over nitrates that contaminated water supplies near another of its operations. A civil case listing 81 plaintiffs, all of whom own property in Juneau County, accuses the company of knowingly … Continue reading Juneau County Lawsuit: Dairy Companies Knew They Were Contaminating Groundwater, Wells

Rural America’s Own Private Flint: Polluted Water Too Dangerous to Drink

Via The New York Times: ARMENIA, Wis. — The groundwater that once ran cool and clean from taps in this Midwestern farming town is now laced with contaminants and fear. People refuse to drink it. They won’t brush their teeth with it. They dread taking showers. Rural communities call it their own, private Flint— a … Continue reading Rural America’s Own Private Flint: Polluted Water Too Dangerous to Drink