Series: Drinking Water Quality

Lead presents a continuing health threat in communities across the U.S., and has lingered in homes and drinking water in Wisconsin.More
A Florida State University professor looked to Wisconsin to investigate how climate change might make people more vulnerable to groundwater-borne pathogens in the decades ahead.More
More than 180 water fountains in the Milwaukee Public Schools district contained lead levels above EPA standards. There were 12,000 samples done of more than 3,000 water fountains and other water sources in the district's 191 buildings.More
Green Bay is the first Wisconsin city to get a half-million-dollar grant to help residents replace antiquated lead pipes.More
As the state calls for ideas that use manure digesters to help improve drinking-water quality in Wisconsin, it's helpful to better understand how the actual functions of digesters align with the problem at hand.More
The state of Wisconsin is betting on manure digesters in rural northeastern Wisconsin to curb water pollution and other environmental problems linked to the spreading of manure on dairy farms.More
Free water filters will be available to thousands of people in Milwaukee who live in homes with lead water service lines.More
An analysis released this week by the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families found 4.6 percent of children in the state who were tested last year had lead poisoning, compared to Flint, Michigan's 4.9 percent.More
The state of Wisconsin is getting ready to parcel out $14.5 million to help communities replace thousands of lead service lines. However, short of digging up every single pipe in a community or surveying every property owner, there's no way to know for sure where all the lead is located.More
Given the growing prominence of concerns about drinking water around Wisconsin, understanding what motivates well owners to test for contaminants can help inform educational campaigns about safe practices.More