WBA Debate Topic: Clean Water
Wisconsin has a water problem. Thousands of Milwaukee homes still get water through lead laterals. Hundreds of utilities state-wide exceed safe nitrate levels. And in La Crosse and Marinette Counties, thousands of families have been drinking bottled water for years because the water coming from their faucets is contaminated with PFAS. The state dollars currently set aside to address these issues won’t be enough to help everyone who needs help. How would you prioritize spending the limited dollars Wisconsin has to provide safe water to most Wisconsinites?
- Here is an interactive map of PFAS cleanup sites and investigations by the Wisconsin DNR.
- Here is the Wisconsin DNR’s PFAS Action Plan that was sent to Gov. Evers in December 2020.
- Here is more on the concerns of lead in Milwaukee water.
- Here is a water quality report for several municipalities in Wisconsin from the Environmental Working Group.