DNR Funds Groundwater Quality Research

Six research projects geared toward answering priority questions about Wisconsin’s groundwater quality and quantity will receive funding from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 2017, including one in Kewaunee County. The Kewaunee County research project conducted by UW-Oshkosh scientists will seek to predict the timing and determine the sources as well as remedies for drinking water well contamination. The research will cover both pathogens and nitrate and will involve development of an automated well sampling method. One of the other projects, led by UW-Madison researchers, will examine viruses as a means of identifying the source of contamination in drinking water wells. The projects are being conducted under the auspices of the Groundwater Coordinating Council, which was created by the Legislature in 1983 to maximize the effectiveness of research efforts among various levels of government and the university. For more information, visit and search “Groundwater Coordinating Council.”

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