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Committee pushes for action on water quality bills

If the Wisconsin Legislature enters into a special session in the coming weeks, the Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee may have a suggestion on something they should take up. The committee looks to approve a resolution asking the state Senate to convene and vote on a $10 million package addressing the state’s water quality. The 13 bills created from the Speaker’s Task Force on Water Quality was passed by the Assembly earlier this year before the pandemic prevented the Senate from meeting. The bills include additional funding for county land and water conservation departments, well owners with contaminated water supplies, and farmers looking to reduce their nitrogen levels. Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee Chairperson Chuck Wagner says the sooner it gets done, the better.

The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 13th to discuss the resolution and address some of the concerns members of the public listed earlier this year.

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