Stories tagged: "Clean Water"


The west entrance to the state Capitol building in Madison. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Clean Water Bills Flow Smoothly Through Assembly

$10 million seen as a down payment to tackle a long list of problem areas

City of Eau Claire utilities manager Lane Berg shows a piece of lead pipe, found in some drinking water service lines. The thin, dark inner ring is the part of the steel pipe coated in lead, which is hazardous to human health. The light-colored coating on the inner part of the pipe is lime the city uses to coat lead pipes to prevent the dangerous metal from leaching into drinking water. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
2020 May Be the Real ‘Year of Clean Water’

Cities get more aggressive in removing lead pipes, legislators advance state plans to target water problems

Charlene Warner, who lives south of Eau Claire, holds a water testing kit she urges residents to use to sample their well water for contaminants. The kits are available at county health departments across Wisconsin. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wisconsin’s Water Woes Are Overwhelming

Citizen lobbyists seek solutions on a variety of crises

Madison firefighters spray PFAS-free foam during a media demonstration last month. (Photo by Madison Fire Department)
Fire Foam to Be Free of PFAS

Harmful chemicals removed, but GOP refuses to help ID more contaminated sites

Water Group’s Wish List is Only a Drop in the Bucket

$10 million might pass this year, but total solutions easily pass $1 billion

Water Task Force Submits Ideas, So Does Evers

Governor’s surprise list comes as legislators outline ways to attack contamination