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Board supervisor not suprised by contamination report

Kewaunee County Board member Lee Luft is not shocked by Dr. Mark Borchardt's findings that much of the well contamination by coliform and nitrates in the area is caused by agricultural pollution. During the Midwest Manure Summit in Green Bay on Wednesday, Borchardt showed a relationship between the distance of wells to manure pits and septic system drain fields and how that could possibly infect wells with dangerous pathogens. Luft says with the equivalent of a major city's waste being spread on area fields every year with manure, there is a good chance you could attribute some water quality issues with it even with aging septic tanks also causing concerns.  

 

Luft says specific action steps by the county Land and Water Conservation committee likely will not be decided until after Borchardt's presentation at its meeting in April. 

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