Winning the First Groundwater Protections

Also known as Chapter 160, the Comprehensive Groundwater Protection Act gave Wisconsin more control over the economical, political and organizational aspects of groundwater pollution. Standards for where groundwater quality should be were based on studies done by the Department of Health Services. Aquifers were equally considered in protection since most of Wisconsinites did and still do get their drinking water from aquifers. As part of Clean Wisconsin’s mission to protect water resources in Wisconsin, we supported this act and educated legislators on best practices for protecting groundwater.