Water Quality Task Force Meets in Janesville

The Speaker’s Task Force on Water Quality met in Janesville on May 29 for another public hearing. The task force heard from conservationists, farmers, septic utilities, and energy experts before taking public testimony.

First, the committee heard from Rock County’s conservationist and environmental health director. The county officials gave a presentation outlining concerns about nitrate contamination in private wells and treatment costs.

Next, the Wisconsin Soybean Association discussed ways farmers can address water contamination. The committee also heard from Wisconsin Septic Trades and Wisconsin Biomass Energy Coalition before public testimony began.

The task force plans to meet for several more public hearings across the state. Previous meetings:

May 8 – Lancaster

April – Madison

March – Madison