Source water planning

Source Water Policy – Wisconsin

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Community water systems are required to implement source water protection plans

Wellhead protection planning programs are voluntary for the state of Wisconsin.

Community water systems are encouraged to implement source water protection plans

Source water protection is not required, but the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources offers support and guidance to develop a local program.

Funding is available to implement plans

Funding is not dedicated specifically for source water plan implementation.

Periodic updates to plans are required

Periodic source water plan updates are not required or specified for the state of Wisconsin.

For FY 2022, the State Revolving Fund program utilized set-aside funding for source water protection programs

Wellhead and Source Water Protection are specifically listed as opportunities for grants and assistance within the draft for State Revolving Funds

Monitoring sources of drinking water accessed through private wells is required

Private well owners are responsible for testing and maintaining their well in Wisconsin. 

Funding is available to mitigate compromised sources of drinking water accessed through private wells

The well compensation grant program provides funding to eligible landowners or renters to replace, reconstruct, or treat contaminated private water supplies that serve a residence or provide water to livestock.

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