Clean Wisconsin released the following statement after the Natural Resources Board approved new manure spreading protections on Wednesday:

“These protections are a great beginning to addressing the drinking water crisis in Kewaunee County and Northeast Wisconsin, and we applaud the work of the DNR, stakeholders, and local citizens to take on this problem.

“This rule, however, is just the beginning of a long road to ensuring that everyone has clean water flowing from their taps. Fully addressing the problem will require a commitment from the state to continue to work on this issue. Drinking water contamination remains an issue for many people in South and Southwestern Wisconsin, areas not covered by this rule.

“We look forward working with legislators to pass this rule without delay, and to continuing the discussion to make clean drinking water a reality for everyone in Wisconsin.”