The vicious cycle of nitrate contamination

, By Clean Wisconsin

 Imagine turning on your faucet to get a glass of water or to fill up a pot for dinner but that water is contaminated with dangerously high levels of nitrates. That’s the reality for hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites who use groundwater as their drinking water source through private wells or public water systems, limiting their access to clean drinking water and putting their health at risk.

In this episode, we sit down with Clean Wisconsin’s water program director Scott Laeser to learn where the nitrate contamination is coming from, who is most at risk and why the solutions are so complex.

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