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    DNR To Host Virtual Public Meeting On Special Well Casing Depth Area & TCE Contamination Oct. 27

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, from 6-7:30 p.m. to provide information and answer questions regarding the special well casing depth area (SWCDA) within the towns of Hudson and Warren in St. Croix County.

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    Public hearing on a permanent rule, Board Order DG-25-19, to revise ch. NR 812 relating to well construction and pump installation

    This is a public hearing on a permanent rule, Board Order DG-25-19, to revise ch. NR 812 relating to well construction and pump installation.

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    Private Water Advisory Council

    The Private Water Advisory Council (PWAC) was established by the DNR's Private Drinking Water section of the Drinking Water and Groundwater (DG) program. The group serves as a forum to provide an avenue for communication with the well drilling…

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    Pleasant Lake, Long Lake & Plainfield Lake

    The three study lakes are Pleasant Lake, Long Lake and Plainfield Lake, located in Waushara County within the Central Sands Region. All three study lakes are seepage lakes, meaning they have no streams or rivers flowing into or out of the lakes. The…

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    Hydrogeology of the Central Sands

    The DNR worked with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) to understand the interaction between groundwater and surface water of the three study lakes and to define the hydrostratigraphy of the groundwater system.…

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    Information for delegated counties

    The well delegation program gives counties an opportunity to form a partnership with the DNR to protect public health and safety and enhance the potable groundwater resource. This page contains information for Wisconsin counties that are, or wish…

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    PVC Thermoplastic Casing Study Group

    The PVC (Thermoplastic Casing) Study Group is a stakeholder study group formed by DNR's Private Drinking Water section of the Drinking Water and Groundwater (DG) program. The group serves as a forum to provide information and feedback on the use of…

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    Radon in private well water

    Radon is a substantial health risk in many Wisconsin homes. There is a risk of developing cancer from long term exposure to radon in air and water. If you get your drinking water from a private well, this page will guide you in evaluating whether…

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    Test your private well water annually

    Make sure you're serving your family safe drinking water. While most private water wells in Wisconsin provide safe drinking water, some may become contaminated with bacteria and other contaminants that are not filtered out when the water soaks into…

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    NR 812 rule changes

    To maintain groundwater protection and protect drinking water and public health across Wisconsin, DNR has worked with key industry stakeholders and the general public to update ch. NR 812, Wis. Adm. Code [exit DNR]. NR 812 contains state standards…

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