United States Department of Agriculture microbiologist Dr. Mark Borchardt will make a presentation Tuesday as a part of the next Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation meeting. Borchardt made headlines across the region in June 2017 when he and UW-Oshkosh professor Maureen Muldoon found a relationship between water recharge events in the area’s fractured bedrock and well contamination. Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee member Lee Luft says Borchardt’s appearance will likely bring the most detailed view of the area’s groundwater issues.
Tuesday’s meeting comes after Rep. Robin Vos announced earlier this week he would establish a water-quality task force in the wake of similar well contamination rates in southwestern Wisconsin. The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee meets at the department’s headquarters in Luxemburg beginning at 10 a.m.