Tell state officials: Move the nitrate pollution rules forward

Tell state officials: Move the nitrate pollution rules forward

 

Gov. Evers has made clean drinking water a centerpiece of his first year in office.

With widespread nitrate pollution in private wells affecting tens of thousands of Wisconsin families, addressing the problem is a necessary and important undertaking during the Year of Clean Drinking Water.

Most of the nitrate pollution contaminating our wells comes from farming. Knowing this, Gov. Evers announced his plan to develop new rules for how nitrogen is applied to farm fields, an important step for protecting rural drinking water across the state.

The process is just getting started, but already special interest groups are keen on grinding this effort to a halt.

In December, the Natural Resources Board, the oversight body for the Department of Natural Resources, will take a pivotal vote on whether to allow the process to continue.

With tens of thousands of Wisconsin families unable to safely drink their water, we cannot afford any delay in developing these rules and putting Wisconsin families on a path towards the clean, safe drinking water they deserve.

Tell the Natural Resources Board: move the nitrate pollution rules forward as quickly as possible.