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NEW Water uses innovative approach to reach DNR limits

Apr 24, 2023

GREEN BAY – NEW Water, a wholesale provider of wastewater treatment and conveyance services to 15 municipal customers serving approximately 238,000 residents throughout a 285-square-mile area in the Green Bay area, is in the second year of a 20-year effort to meet Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) phosphorus and suspended solids discharge permit limits through an innovative approach.

NEW Water Executive Director Tom Sigmund explains that the DNR issued a total daily maximum load for the lower Fox River from Lake Winnebago to Green Bay in 2012.

The analysis focused on suspended solids and phosphorus and determined where the pollutants were coming from.

Some were coming from municipal and industrial sites which can be relatively easy to regulate, but the bulk of the pollution was coming from  rural runoff so the Adaptive Management effort, which concentrates on keeping the pollutants from entering the water was selected.

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