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State Drinking Water Systems Score High Marks
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 08/08/2018

Wisconsin public water supply systems continue to provide water that meet all health-based standards. According to an analysis by the Department of Natural Resources, 99 percent of the 11,400 water systems met or exceeded health benchmarks during 2017. That makes the Badger State number-one in the nation in the area of water quality.

"The annual report reflects the hard work that is being done by public system operators, DNR staff and our federal, state and local partners," said Steve Elmore, who heads the agency's water quality division. "DNR's commitment to managing the state's drinking water through initiatives, regulations and partnerships is showcased in this year's report."

Elmore says communities continued their efforts to reinvest in public water system upgrades during the past year.

The state conducted more than 2,600 inspections of public water systems to ensure compliance with construction, operation and maintenance requirements.

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